Early History of Leavenworth City and County: Also an Appendix Containing a List of the Lawyers, with a Sketch of Each, of the First Judicial District, and who Signed the Roll of Attorneys from 1855 to the Admission of the State

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Sam'l Dodsworth book Company, 1906 - Lawyers - 339 pages
 

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Page 79 - Representatives shall reside in and be inhabitants of the district, or county, or counties, for which they may be elected respectively. Previous to the first election, the Governor shall cause a census or enumeration of the inhabitants and qualified voters of the several counties and districts of the territory to be taken by such persons, and in such mode, as the Governor shall designate and appoint...
Page 117 - ... which measures we do solemnly disavow, and disapprove, and utterly disclaim, as being diametrically opposed to common and constitutional law, and as having greatly disturbed, and well-nigh destroyed the order, the peace, and the harmony of our families and community, and as being but too well calculated seriously to injure us, in our property and character, both at home and abroad. We will thus ever disavow and disclaim.
Page 116 - WS Murphy and AB Hathaway. Said committee retired, and after a short absence, reported the following resolutions, which were adopted by acclamation ; " WHEREAS, Our rights and privileges, as citizens of Weston, Platte county, Mo., have been disregarded, infringed upon, and grievously violated within the last few weeks, by certain members of the * Platte County Self-Defensive Association...
Page 106 - A Vigilance Committee was appointed in the spring of 1855, having for its object 'to observe and report all such persons as shall, ... by the expression of Abolition sentiments, produce disturbance to the quiet of the citizens or danger to their domestic relations; and all such persons so offending shall be notified and made to leave the Territory.
Page 105 - Resolved, That a vigilance committee consisting of thirty members, shall now be appointed, who shall observe and report all such persons as shall openly act in violation of law and order, and by the expression of Abolition sentiments, produce disturbance to the quiet of the citizens or danger to their domestic relations, and all such persons so offending shall be notified and made to leave the territory.
Page 56 - When you reside in one day's journey of the Territory, and when your peace, your quiet, and your property depend upon your action, you can, without an exertion, send five hundred of your young men who will vote in favor of your institutions.
Page 117 - Resolved (10th and lastly), That certain members of the Platte County Self-defensive Association have proclaimed and advocated and attempted to force measures upon us contrary to the foregoing principles, which measures we do solemnly disavow and disapprove, and utterly disclaim, as being diametrically opposed to common and constitutional law, and as having...
Page 56 - ... exertion, send five hundred of your young men who will vote in favor of your institutions. Should each county in the State of Missouri only do its duty, the question will be decided quietly and peaceably at the ballot-box. If we are defeated, then Missouri and the other Southern States will have shown themselves recreant to their interests, and will deserve their fate.
Page 280 - God, that I will support the Constitution of the United States, and that I will support and sustain the provisions of an act entitled ' An act to organize the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas...
Page 32 - A visit to the printing office afforded a rich treat. On entering the first room on the right hand three "law shingles" were on the door; on one side was a rich bed, French blankets, sheets, table cloths, shirts, cloaks and rugs all together; on the wall hung hams, maps, venison, and rich engravings, onions, portraits, and...

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