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Authors: No authors specified.
Date: April 4, 1855
This contract proposed the annexation of more land to the township of Highland, Kansas Territory, which would cause it to share a boundary with Iowa Indian Reserve lands. The remainder of the document described the conditions of land ownership within the plat, dividing it among seven men, and prohibiting the sale or production of "intoxicating drinks" on all named lands. The contract includes a hand-drawn map of the area discussed.
Keywords: Bayless, John; Doniphan County, Kansas Territory; Doolittle, William; Highland, Kansas Territory; Irvin, James M.; Irvin, Samuel M.; Johnson, John P.; Land titles; Prohibition; Real estate investment; Rohrer, Upton; Temperance movement
Contract, D.S. Chapson commissioned by John Bayless
Authors: Bayless, John ; Chapson, D.S.
Date: July 23, 1857
This document outlined the terms of agreement between John Bayless, President of the Highland Town Company, and D.S. Chapson, whom Bayless commissioned the construction of a brick hotel. The contract described the specifications of the building, including its size and materials used, and designated the following March as the hotel's completion date.
Keywords: Bayless, John; Chapson, D.S.; Construction; Doniphan County, Kansas Territory; Highland, Kansas Territory; Hotels; Legal documents; Real estate investment; Town development
Letter, Geo. Bayless to John Bayless, Esq.
Authors: Bayless, George
Date: September 15, 1857
George Bayless wrote to his uncle John Bayless in Kirkwood, New York, regarding the prospect of settling in Highland, Kansas Territory. George stated that he had caught the "Kansas fever", and greatly desired to travel there. However, his studies in medical school kept him behind. George asked his uncle if, in two or three years' time, he might be able to obtain premium office space at a price similar to those at the present time. He added that the "moral and religious regulations" proposed by his uncle made Highland sound especially appealing to him.
Keywords: Bayless, George; Bayless, John; Doniphan County, Kansas Territory; Emigration and immigration; Highland, Kansas Territory; Medicine; New York
Letter, S. M. Irvin to Dear Sir [Gen. John Bayless]
Authors: Irvin, S.M.
Date: October 26, 1857
S. M. Irvin, a member of the Highland Town Company, wrote from Highland, Kansas Territory to John Bayless, President of the Company and future Superintendent of Schools in Doniphan County. Irvin discussed different options regarding the development of an "educational company" and seminarian schools. Irvin also looked ahead to other aspects of town development, and stated that it would be advantageous to find a mechanic to buy and run the local mill.
Keywords: Bayless, George; Doniphan County, Kansas Territory; Education; Highland, Kansas Territory; Irvin, Samuel M.; Presbyterian Church; School buildings; Town development; Town shares
Contract, Highland Hotel leased to Elliot Irvin
Authors: Bayless, John
Date: January 14, 1859
This contract documented the lease agreement between John Bayless, owner of the Highland Hotel, and Elliot Irvin, lessee. The lease was valid for one year, under the condition that Irvin keep the hotel, barn, and outbuilding in good repair. Bayless agreed to use a portion of Irvin's rent to provide maintenance for the grounds.
Keywords: Bayless, John; Doniphan County, Kansas Territory; Highland, Kansas Territory; Hotels; Irvin, Elliot; Legal documents; Real estate investment
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