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U. STATES OF AMERICA, )
TERRITORY OF KANSAS, $
To the qualified voters of the Territory
of Kansas: .
I Andrew H. Reeer,Gov-
ernor of the said Territory
- by virtue of the act of Con
gress passed the 30th day of May,
1S-5 1 entitled "an act to organize, the Ter
ritories of Nebraska and Kansas," do by
these presents, proclaim order and direct,
that an election be held in the said Terri
tory, on Friday the thirtieth day of March
A. D. 1S55, for thirteen members of Coun
cil, and twenty-six members of the House
of Representatives to constitute the Legis
lative Assembly of said Territory; and the
qualified voters of the Territory, are here
by requested to meet on said day at the
places of holding elections in their several
Districts and Precincts, as hereinafter
Snocifipfl in -ntn r tinlliit far iUa nnm1.ni. nf
I candidates hereinafter apportioned to the
respective .Districts, and the said election
shall be conducted in the manner herein-
, after prescribed.
List of Election Districts as heretofore
Commencing in the Kansas River at
the mouth of Cedar Creek, thence ut said
River to the. first tributary above the town
of Lawrence, thence up said tributary to
its source, thence by a direct line to the
west side of F. Rolfs house, thence by a
due bourn line to the banta f e Koad and
along the middle of said road to a point due
South of the source of Cedar Creek, thence
due North to the source of' said Cedar
Creek and down the same to the place of
beginning. . '
Commencing at the mouth of Big
Spring branch on the South bank of the
Kansas River; thence up said branch to
its farthest source, thence by a southerly
line crossing the Wakarusa River, on the
east side of the house of Charles Matney,
to the ' middle of the Santa Fe Road;
thence along the middle of said : road to
the line of the first district, thence bv the
ame along the west side of the house of
Rolf to the head of the first tribu
tary of the Kansas, above the town of Law
rence; and thence bv the said tributary to
the Kansas river ana up the South bank of
ud river to the mouth of liig . bpring
wanch, the place of beginning. .
Commencing at the mouth of Big Spring
branch on the south side of the Kansas nv
er, thence up the same to" its farthest source,
thence by a southerly line c to the;: north
hank of the Wakarusa river on theeaste
side of the house of Charles iVratney thence
UP said river and its main branch; to the
lite of the Pottawatomie Reservation, and
thence by the Southern and Western line
of said Reservation to the Kansas river and
down the said river to the place of begin
ning. Four! u District.
Commencing, at the Missouri State line
in the middle of the Santa Fe Road, thence
along YUe middle of said road to Rock creek
near the 65th mile of said road, thence j
South to the line the late Shawnee Res- ;
ervation ceded by the treaty of 1854; thence
due East along the South line of said res
ervation and the North lines of the exis
ting reservations of the Sacs and Foxes.
the existing reservations of the Chippe
was and Ottawas and the late reservations
of the Piankeshaws, Weas, Peorias and
Kaskaskias, to the Missouri State line
thence, up the Missouri State line to the
place of beginning.
Commencing at the Missouri State Line
at the Southern boundary of the 4th Dis
trict, thence East along the same to the
North West corner of the Sac and Fox
Thence due South along the Western line
thereof and due South to the South branch
of the Neosho river about seventy miles
above the Catholic Osage Mission; thence
down said river to the North line of the
reserve for New York Indians and East
along said line to the head waters of Lit
tle Osage river or the nearest point thereto
and thence down said river to the Mis
souri State Line and up said line to the
place of beginning. : ft
Commencing on the Missouri State line
in Little Osage river,thence up the same to
the line of the reserve for the New York
Indians or the nearest point thereto; thence
to and by the North line of said reserve
to the Neosho river, and up said river and
the South branch thereof to the head, and
thence by a due South line to the Southern
line of the Territory, thence by the South
ern and Eastern lines of said Territory to
the place of beginning.
Seventh District. -
Comm'ncing at the East side of the
house of Chas. Matney, on the Wakar
usa river; thence due ftoutn to me miuaie
of the Santa Fe road; thence V estwardly
along the middle of said road to Rock'creek
near the 65th mile of said road; thence
due South to the North line of the Sac and
Fox reservation; thence along the North
and West lines thereof and due South to
the Nesho river thence up said river to a
point due South of the Mouth of Elm creek
thence due North to the mouth of Elm
creek and up said creek to the Santa Fe
road, and thence by a direct line in a North
erly direction to the ' South-West corner of
the Pottawattomie reservation; thence along
the Southern line of said reservation to the
head waters of the Wakarusa river, or
the point nearest thereto; thence to and
down the said river to the place of begin
Commencing at the mouth of Elm creek
one of the branches of Osage river; thence
up the same to the Santa Fe road; thence
by a direct Northerly line to the South
west corner ol the Pottawattomie reserva
tion; thence up the Western line thereof
to the Kansas river; thence up said fluver
and the Smoky Hill Fork, beyond the most
esterlv settlements; thence due south to
the line ol the Territory; thence by the same
to the line of the Sixth District; thence due
North to the head of the South branch of
the Neosho river; thence down said river
to the line of the Seventh District; thence
due North to the place, of beginning.
Commencing on the Smoky Hill Fork
beyond the most westerly settlements;
thence down the same and the Kansas riv
er, to the mouth of Wild Cat Creek; thence
up said Creek to the head waters thereof;
thence due north to the independence emi
erant road; thence up said road to the
North line ot the 1 oratory; thence west
along the same beyond the most westerly
settlements, and thence due south to the
place of beginning.
Commencing at the mouth of Vermil
lion River, thence up the same beyond the
house of Josiah D. Adams, thence due
West to the Independence Emigrant Road,
thence up the middle of said road to the
line of the -Ninth District, thence by the
same to the Head of Wild. Cat Creek and
down said Creek to the Kansas River,
thence down said River to the place of
Commencing in the Vermillion River op
posite the North side of the House of Jo
siah'D. Adams, thence up said River to the
head of the main branch, thence, due
North to the Military Road from Ft. Leav
enworth to Ft. Kearney, thence along the
middle of said Road to the crossing of the
Vermillion Branch of the Blue, thence
due North to the Northern line of the Ter
ritory i thence West along said line to the
Independence ; immigrant; Koad, : thence
down said Road to a point due West of the
rxorth end of the House of Josiah D. Ad
ams, and due East to the place of begin-
Twelfth District. r
Commencing at the mouth -jtf Soldier
Creek in the Kansas River, thence up .said
ireeK to ine head ot the mam branch
thence due north to the military Road from
Ft. ; Leavenworth to Ft. Kearney, thence
along the middle of said road to the line
of: the eleventh District, thence due South
to the -head of Vermillion River, f down
VermiUion River to the .mouth and" down
Kansas River to the- place of beginning.
Commencing in the Kansas River at a
point tlfree miles above the mouth of Stran
ger tJreek,thence in a IM ortnwaraiy aurecnon
by a line corresponding to- and three miles
west of, the several courses ot said creek to
the line of the late Kickapoo Reservation,
thence by the Southern and Western lines
of said Reservation to the Military Road
from - Ft. Leavenworth to Ft. Kearney,
thence alQng the middle ol said road . to
the line of the twelfth District, thence due
South to the head of Soldier Creek down
Soldier Creek to the mouth, and down
Kansas River to the place of beginning.
Commencing at the mouth of Indepen
dence creek ; thence up said creek to the
head of the main branch and thence due
West to the line of the late Kickapoo res
ervation ; thence North along said line
and the line of the late Sac and Fox res
ervation to the North line of the Territory;
thence along said line Eastwardly to the
Missouri river and down said river to the
place of beginning.
Commencing at the mouth of Salt creek
on the Missouri river ; thence up said
creek to the Military road and along the
middle of said road to the lower crossing
of Stranger creek ; thence up said creek
to the line of the late Kickapoo reserva
tion and thence alonsr the Southern and
Western line thereof to the line of the
Fourteenth District ; thence by the same
and down Independence creek to the mouth
thereof and thence down the Missouri riv
er to the place of beginning.
Commencing at the mouth of Salt creek
thence up said creek to the Military road,
thence along the middle of said road to the
lower crossing of Stranger creek; thence
up said creek to the line of the late Kick
apoo reservation and thence along the
same to the line of the Thirteenth District;
and thence by the same alonjr a line cor
responding to the courses of Stranger
creek and keeping three miles west thereof,
to the Kansas river, thence down the Kan
sas river to the Missouri and up the Mis
souri river to the place of beginning.
Commencing at the mouth of Kansas
river, thence up the South bank thereof to
the mouth of Cedar creek, thence up cedar
creek to its source, and thence due South to
the Santa Fe.road, alonjr the middle of said
road to the Missouri State line and along
said line to the place of beginning.
Commencing in the Military road, at the
crossing of the Vermillion branch of Blue
river, thence due north to the line of the
Territory, thence east along said line to
the line of the fourteenth District, thence
due South along said line to the aforesaid
Military road, and along the middle of
said road to the, place of beginning. .
Precincts places for Polls and Judges
The election will be held in the town of
Lawrence at the house of W. H. R. Ly
Judges. HUGH CAMERON,
JAMES B. ABBOTT,
N. B. BLANTON.
Second District. House of Harrison
Burton, on Wakarusa River.
Judges. HARRISON BURSON,
. . NATH. S. RAMSEY.
Third District. House of Thos. N.
Stinson, in the town of Tecumseh.
Judges. Rev. L. D. STATELER,
Rev. H. B. BURGESS,
Rev. H. N. WATTS.
Fourth District. House of Dr. J.
Judges. PERRY FULLER,
Fiptit DisTHinr. This District is di
vided into four votincr Precincts, as follows.
viz: iiuia. Creek JKrecinct. Commen
cing in the Osage (or Marias des Cygnes)
rlino- ridn-e between Pottawattomie and
Middle creek, thence bv an easterly line
running north of all the settlements on the
waters of north Sugar creek, to the Mis
souri State line, thence un said line to the
line between the fourth and fifth Districts,
thence east along said line to the line be
tween the Peoria and Ottawa Reservations,
tKrr couth alono the same, to the Osa?e
river, and down said river, to the place of
beginning. . . ,. .
The election will be held at the house
of Baptiste Peoria. -judges.
Jno. J. PARKS,
PnTT a w a ttomie Creek Precixct.
Commencing in the Osage river, on the
Hn of the Peoria and Ottawa Reserves,
thence down said river to a point opposite
tne termination oi uie.iutiumg
tivppn Pottawattomie creek and Middle
creek, thence along " said dividing ridge
beyond the head waters ot saia creeics ana
ilipnrp iv n line due south west to the line
of the sixth District, thence by the lines of
the sixth, seventh ana lourtn xpsincis, u
tYit Imp of the Peoria and Ottawa Reser
vations, and down the same to the place of
- Election at the house of Henry Sher
man on Pottawattomie creek.
Judges WILLIAM CHESNUT, ,
l; " " ALLEN WILKINSON;
- H -5 o. F. CLEVELAND
s "Rift SKAf3C:: Pjiecikct. -Be-
ginning in the Osag river at the Misoo.
ri State line, thence up said river to the !
mouth of Big Sugar creek, thence up said
creek to the mouth of Little Sugar Creek
hence along the dividing ridge between
Big and Little sugar creeks beyond the
head wraters of both, thence by a due south
west line to the line of , the fifth 'District.,
thence along the same to 'the Pottawatto
mie creek Precinct, thence by the line of
said Precinct to the Osage river, thence by
an eastern line running north of all the
settlements on the waters of north Sugar
creek, to the Missouri State line, and
down the same to the place of beginning.
Election at the house of Eusha Tucker,
at the Old Pottawattomie Mission.
Judges. JAMES M. ARTHUR,
JOHN E. BROWN.
Litti.e Sugar Creek Precixct.
Commencing at the mouth of Little Osage
river, thence up the same and along line
of sixth District, to Big Sugar Creek Pre
cinct, thence along the line of said Pre
cinct to Osage river, down Osage river to
State line and down State line to place of
Election at house of Isaac Stockton at
the crossing of Little Sugar Creek.
Judges. WI LLI AM H. FINLEY,
Sixth District. Election at the Hos
pital building at Fort Scoott.
Judges. JAMES RAY, Sen.
WILLIAM PA 1 NTER,
Seventh District. Election at the
house of J. B. Titus, on the Santa Fe road.
Judges. ELI SNYDER,
Dr. HARVEY FOSTER.
Eighth District. Election at the
Council Grove Mission house, near the San
ta Fe road.
Judges. A. J. BAKER,
P. S. HOFFAKER.
Ninth District. Election at - the
house of Robert Klotz, in the Town of
Judges. A. D. GIBSON,
S. B. WHITE,
Tenth District. -This District is di
vided into two voting precincts as follows
viz: Blue River Precinct. Commen
cing at the upper mouth of Black Jack
Creek, thence up said creek to head of
main branch, thence due north to the In
dependence Emigrant road, thence up the
middle of said road to the northern line of
the Territory, thence by the northern, wes
tern and southern lines of the District to the
place of beginning.'
Election at the house ol b. JJ. Uyer, on
Blue River. .
Judges. Jos. W. RUSSELL.
MARSHAL A. GARRETT
Rock Creek Precinct. Commen-
cincr at the unner mouth of Black Jack
creek thence up said creek to the heaa ol
the mam branch, thence due north to the
Independence Emigrant Road, thence
down said road, and by the eontinuous
eastwardly and southerly lines of the Dis
trict, to the place of becinnimr.
Election at the house of Koot. v uson
on Rock creek.
Judges FRANCIS BERGEROW,
- HENRY RAMMELT,
T!t.vkicttt District. Election at the
trading house of Woodward andMarhsall.
Judges. Fr. J. MARSHALL,
R. C. BISHOP.
Twelfth District. -This District is
divided into two -precincts as follows, viz :
Silver Lake Precinct. Commen
cing at the mouth of Cross creek, thence
up the same to the head, thence due north
to Military road leadinff from Ft. Leaven
worth to Ft Kearney, thence by the con
tinuous northern, eastern ana sontnern
lines of the District, to the place T begin
Election at the store of Sloan and Beau
bien on Silver Lake.
Judges. Nath. WINGARDNER,
E. M. SLOAN,
St. Mart's Precinct. Commencincr
at the mouth of Cross creek, thence up said
rrppfc to the bead, -thence due north to the
Military road from Ft Leavenworth to Ft.
Kearney, thence by the northern," Western
and southern lines of the District, to the
niare of bernnninff.
Election at the store of B. F. BerJtrand,
Judges. Dr. L. R: PALMER,
Rer. J. B. DUENUCK,
Thirteenth District. Electioneer
cept as hereinafter stated,) at the house of
Saml. J. Hard, at Hrckery. FoinU
; Judges. Hv B. CORA,
Jas. ATKINSON,' ;
J. B. ROSS. : V
Fourteenth - District. This " Dis
trict is divided into three Precincts, as fol
lows, viz: ' .... . "...
Wolf f River PRtciNCT.V--Coaunen-clng
in the Mo. river, one mile east or
Mpsqueto creek; thence by alin carres
pending to, and one mile' ast of the -several
courses of said creek - and the main
branch therof, thence by a line due south
to Cottonwood Spring,- thence along - the
Pottawattomie road to the dividing, ridge
two miles from the crossing of said read at
Independence creek, thence due west'
the line of the District, and by the wester- j
ly and northerly lines of the District, to the
place of beginning. .
Election at the house- erected by Aaron
Lewis, on Wolf River.
Judges. Jas. M. IRVIN,
; JOEL RYAN, "
E. W. B. ROGERS.
Doniphan Precinct. Commencing
on Mo. river at the south line of Cadue's
Reserve, thence by the same and along
the dividing ridge between Cadue's creek,
and Lewis creek, to Cottonwood Spring,
thence by the line of the Wolf river Pre
cinct, and the Western and southern lines
of the District, to the Mo. river, and up
the Mo. river to the place of beginning.
Election at the store of Jno. V . and
Jas. Foreman in the town of Doniphan.
Judges. M. K. SHAW,
W. L. CHUDYS.
Burr Oak Precinct. Commencing
on the Missouri river, at the south line of
Cadue's Reserve, thence by line of Doni
phan Precinct to Cottonwood Spring, thence
by line of V olf river precinct, to Mo. riv
er and down said river to place of begin
Election at the house of Milton E. Bry
ant, on St. Joseph and California road.
Judges. Ebenezer jjlackrtoke,
CARY B. WHITEHEAD,
Fifteenth District. Election (ex
cept as hereinafter stated) at the house of
Chas. Hays, on the Military road.
Judges . Thos. J. THOMPSON,
E. R. ZIMMERMAN,
Sixteenth District. Election at the
house of Keller & Kyle, in the town of
J UDGES. MATTHIAS FRANCE,
LEWIS N. REES,
Seventeenth District. Election at
the Shawnee Tilethodist Church.
Judges. CYPRIAN CHATEAU,
C. B. DONALSON,
Eighteenth District. Election at
the house of Wm. W. Moore, on St .Jo
seph and California road, at the crossing
of the Nemaha.
Judges. JESSE ADAMSON,
Thos. J. B. CRAMER,
Iff STRTJCTIOKS TO JUDGES OF ELEC
The three Judges will provide for each
Poll, ballot boxes with a slit for the inser
tion of the tickets, and will assemble at
their respective polls, at or before eight
o'clock A. M. of the day of election, and
will make and subscribe the duplicate cop
ies of the printed oaths winch will be fur
nished them. This oath must be adminis
tered by a Judge or Justice of the Peace
if one be present, if not then the Judges
can mutually administer the oath to each
other, which they are hreby fully author
ized to do.
In case of the absence of any one or two
of said Judges at nine o'clock A. M. tho
vacancy shall be filled by the Judge . or
Judges who shall attend, and if any vacan
cy shall occur after the Judges, have been
sworn it shall be filled in the same man
ner. In case none of the Judge3 appoin
ted shall attend at nine o'clock A. M. the
voters on the ground may by tellers select
persons to act in their stead. The Judg
es will keep two corresponding lists of the
names of persons -who shall vote, number
ing each na me. They must be satisfied of
the qualifications of every person offering
to vote, and may examine the voter or any
other person under oath, upon the subject.
The Polls will be kept open until six o'clock
P. M. and then closed unless voters are
present offering to vote, and in that case
shall be closed as soon thereafter as votes
cease to be offered.
When the Polls are closed the Judges
will proceed to open and count : the votes
and will keep two corresponding tally lists
on which they will simultaneously tally
each ticket as it is called by the Judge who
will open and call out the tickets, which
must be done without handling or interfe
rence by any other person. - When the
votes are thus counted oflT and the tally lists
shall agree, the Judges shall publicly pro-claim-the
result and shall fill up and sign
the duplicate certificates of return which
will be furnished them. They will then
carefully replace the said tickets in one or
both of me ballot boxes together with one
copy of the oath, one of the lists of voters
and one of the certificates of return, and
will seal up and preserve the same .to, be
produced if called for. a he remaining
copies of the oath list of voters tally Jist,
and certificate will be sealed up, directed
to the Governor of the Territory, and de
livered by one of the Judges in person, to
the Governor at his omce at the bhawnee
Methodist Mission, on or before the Fourth
day of April A. D. 1855. .
In the uh district the several return
Judges will meet on the day after the elec
tion at the house of Hy. ShermanI on Pot
tawattomie creek, and select one of their
number who shall take charge of and de
liver the returns of all the precincts. ,The
f elurn Judges of the Tenth will meet at the
house of Robert S uson on rock creek
and those of theFourteenthrat the house of
M: E." Bryant, and will make their returns
in the same raanner . : r . . -: ". '
- All persons are absolutely forbidden to
bring, sell, or deal out in the immediate
vicinity of the election ground any intoxi
cating liquors, - and Judges cf - election
whenever they shall deem this regulation !
violated so as to interfere with the proper j
conducting of the election may order the
same to be removed, and if the owner
shall fail to comply with such order may
direct the constables or other proper . per
sons to taker charge' of such liquor till the
polls are closed, or in case of resistance to
destroy the same at once. The constables
of the Territory, will attend at their re
spective polls, and will hold themselves
subject to the orders of the Judges for the
preservation of order at the polls and se
curing free access for the voters, and for
this purpose may call .upon any citizens
present to aid them in the performance of
their duty if necessary.
QUALIFICATION OF V0TEES.
By the Territorial Bill it is provided as
"That every free white male inhabitant
above the age of twenty-one years, who
shall be an actual resident of said territo
ry, and shall possess the qualifications
hereinafter prescribed, shall be entitled to
vote at the first election.
Provided t That the right of suffrage and
of Ifolding office shall be exercised only by
citizens of the United 'States and those who
shall have declared on oath their intention
to become such, and shall have taken an
oath to support the Constitution of the Uni
ted States, and the provisions of this act ;
Jind provided further, -That no officer, sol
dier, seaman, or marine, or other person in
the army or navy of the United States, or
attached to troops in the service of the Uni
ted States, shall be allowed to vote or hold
office in said territory, by reason of being
on service therein."
By the term "white" as used in this and
other laws of a similar character is meant
pure unmixed. white blood. The man who
has any mixture from the darker races,
however small the proportion is not regard
ed as a white man. This has. been re
peatedly decided and may be regarded as
settled. When a voter has only declared
his intention to become a citizen he
must be sworn by the Judges of . elec
tion, or by a Judge or Justice of the
Peace "to support the constitution of the
U. S. and the provisions of the act of Con
gress passed May 30, 1854 to organize
the Territories of Nebraska and Kansas."
When so sworn, the word "oath" should
he marked opposite his name on the list of
voters, and a voter who has had this oath
once administered, will not of course ' be
required to repeat it. .
It will be seen that the act of Congress
is drawn with much care to exclude non
residents from the Polls. It provides that
a voter shall be an "inhabitant" and "an
actual resident." A voter must dwell
here at the time of offering his vote, he
must then have commenced an inhabitan
cy which he actually intends to continue
permanently, and must have made the
Territory his dwelling place to the exclu
sion of any other home.
The meaning of the last proviso relative
to the Army and Navy is that the persons
designated in it shall not vote if their in
habitancy in the Territory, is rcferrible
only to the performance of their duties.
Like all other persons it is not enoucrh
that they should be in the Territor-, but
they must dwell in it, as their permanent
hanie; and the officer or soldier who would
vote must have a residence here irrespec
tive and independent of his presence un
der orders. Every voter must vote in the
Election precinct where he resides, and
not elsewhere. Experience has demon
strated this to be a wise regulation, and it
has been adopted in nearly all the States
as a necessary provision against error con
fusion and fraud.
In case any persons shall desire to con
test the election in any district of the Ter
ritory, they shall make a wntten statement
directed to the Governor and setting forth
the particular precinct or district they in
tend to contest, the candidates whose elec
tion they dispute, and the specific causes of
complaint in the conduct or return of said
election which complaint shall be signed by
not less than ten qualified voters of the
Territory, and with affidavit of one or more
such voters to the truth of the facts set forth
therein. Such written statements must 1
presented to the Governor at his office on
or before the Fourth day of April A. D.
1855, and if it shall appear that the re
sult of election in any Council or Repre
sentative District might be changed by
said contest a day will be fixed for hearing
the same. -
The entire number of qualified voters in
the Territory as appears from the census
returns is two thousand nine hundred and
c rut T. - r T" ... .
nve. . a ue xiauu oi , ltepresentaiion in
Council is two hundred and twenty three.
and in the House of. Representatives one
hundred and eleven.
" The First, Fourth, and Seventeenth
Election districts containing Four hundred
and sixty-six votershall constitute the First
Council District and shall elect two mem
bers of Council-. ' '
l he second election uistnct ana so
much of the . Thirteenth ' as is embraced in
the Kansas half-breed lands containing
Two hundred and twelve votcr3 will consti
tute the second Council District and elect
one member of council. And the voters
thus detached from the, Thirteenth will
vote at the place of . election fixedl for the
Second election District. : w. - ,
The Third, Seventh, and' Eighth 'Elec
tion Districts containing one hundred and
ninety three voters will constitute tie Third
Council District, and eleet one JueaiLer of
Coucnl. ' ' . . -.
The Fifth Election District containing
Four hundred and forty two voters will
constitute the Fourth Council District and
elect two members of Council. -
The sixth Election District containing
two hundred and fifty three voters will
constitute the Fifth Council District and
elect one member of Council.
The Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh and!
Twelfth Election Districts containing two
hundred and one voters will constitute the
Sixth Council District, and elect one mem
ber of Council. ;
The Wolf River Precinct and Doniplian
Precinct of the Fourteenth, the whole of
the Eighteenth and so much of the Fif
teenth Election District as lies north of
Walnut Creek and its Min branch and a
due west line from its. source, containing
two hundred and forty seven voters shall
constitute the Seventh Council District and
elect one member of Council and the vo
ters who are thus detached from the Fif
teenth will vote at the Doniphan Precinct.
The Burr Oak Precinct of the Four
teenth District containing two hundred and
fifteen voters will constitute the Eighth
Council District, and elect one member of
The residue of the Fifteenth Election
District containing two hundred and eight
voters will constitute . the Ninth Council
District and elect one member of Council.
The Sixteenth and residue of the Thir
teenth Election District containing four
Hundred and sixty eight voters, will con
stitute the Tnth Council District and elect
one member of -Council.
The Seventeenth and Fourth Election
Districts containing ninety-seven voters
shall constitute the First Representative
District and elect one member. -
The first Election District containing
th rce hundred and sixty nine voters shall
be tho Second Representative District and
elect three members.
The Third Council District shall be the
Third Representative District and elect
The Third Election District containing1
one hundred and one voters shall be the
Fourth Representative District and elect
The Seventh and Eighth Election Dis
tricts containing ninety-two voters shall be
the Fifth. Representative District and elect
The Sixth Election District shall be the
Sixth Representative District and elect two
The Fifth Election District shall le tha
Seventh Representative District and elect
The Ninth and Tenth Election Districts
containing ninety-nine voters shall be tho
luighth Representative District and elect
The Eleventh and Twelfth Election
Districts containing one hundred and two
voters shall be the ninth Representative
District and elect one member.
The residue of the Thirteenth Election
District containing eighty-three voters shall
be the tenth Representative District and
elect one member.
Tha Seventh Council District shall bo
the Eleventh Representative District and
elect two members.
The Eighth Council District shall to
jhe twelfth Representative District and
elect two members. .
The Ninth Council District shall be tha
tlurteenth Representative District and elect
The Sixteenth Election District contain--
ing three hundred - and eighty-five voters
shall be the fourteenth Representative Dis
trict and elect three members.
Witness my hand and Seal of said Ter
ritory, this .the eighth day of
March, A. D.. 1S55.
A. H. REEDER, Governor. &c.
Daniel Woodson, Secretary.
This is evidently a mistake. We
thiak for the word one, "two," should be
Pursuant to notice a meeting of the citi--zens
of Lafayette county ws held at the
Court House on Mondaj-, February 19th,
1855. On motion" CoL T. M. Ewi.io
was called to the Chair and Dan. A Va
tch was appointed Secretary.
. Gen. Wm. Shields being called upon
arose and explained the object of the meet
ing, in an eloquent and lengthy address.
- 'The meeting was also addressed by Mr.
F. C. Sharp and F. A. Cowitslar.
On motion fcf Cel. Oliver Anderson,
Resolred, That the citizens of this county
will raise a fund of SI 0.000 for the purpose
of assisting actual setler from the 6lave:
holding States in emigrating to Kansas
Resolved, That Win. Shields, JnaCat
ron, and Thos. ILinkle, be appointed a com
mittee to take change of the money raised
under this resolution, to be expended by
them as they may deem most expedient;
A huge portion of the SI 0.000 was ira-
mecuaieiy suDscnoea, ana mere is reason
to believe that the whole amount will short-'
ly be raised. - ' '- ." '
t. Ordered that, the proceedings of thiaf .
meeting be . published Jn" the Lexington-
txpress, and that all papers m the; Mat-:
friendly to tbe-cau.-e, copy the same. '
- On motion tho meeting adjourned. -r
:i : T. MvJEWINC. Chairman
Da r.vAi. Veitch- Secretary- f Ex. -
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