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Letter, A. H. Reeder to J. A. Halderman
Author: Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864
Date: October 6, 1855

In this letter to Halderman from former territorial governor A. H. Reeder at Westport mentioned a new assessment of $5 per share for Tecumseh's 640 acre Wyandot Float. He also discussed the erection of a court house with bricks that had been intended for a hotel.

Keywords: Construction; Halderman, John Adams; Reeder, Andrew H. (Andrew Horatio), 1807-1864; Tecumseh, Kansas Territory; Wyandot Float

Letter, H. [Hiram] J. [Jackson] Stickler to Col. [Thomas N. Stinson]
Author: Strickler, Hiram Jackson
Date: February 12, 1857

Hiram Jackson Strickler, writing from Lecompton, Kansas Territory to Thomas N. Stinson of Tecumseh, Kansas Territory, described his attempts as a Territorial Council member to advocate on behalf of Tecumseh. He commented upon an unsuccessful effort to have the penitentiary located at Tecumseh. He also mentioned his opposition to issuing bank charters due to his concerns that the banks would issue "wild cat shin plasters" (devalued paper money).

Keywords: Banks and banking; Kansas Territory. Council; Kansas Territory. Legislature; Paper money; Prisons; Stinson, Thomas N.; Strickler, Hiram Jackson; Tecumseh, Kansas Territory; Territorial Council (see Kansas Territory. Council)

Photograph, Thomas N. Stinson
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Thomas N. Stinson, an Indian trader, was a resident of Tecumseh, Kansas Territory. He was a promoter for the town of Tecumseh. He had been adopted by the Shawnee tribe and given the Indian name of Ne Kahn. He had proslavery leanings.

Keywords: Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Engravings; Ne Kahn; Photographs and Illustrations; Pottawatomi Indians; Stinson, Thomas N.; Tecumseh, Kansas Territory

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