Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming

Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...atten'-. tion will be directed this winter, is that of a Pacific railroad.. Many reasons lead to the conclusion that such a memorial from you will be of practical efficiency in contributing to the speedy consummation of such an enterprise." Parts of the Iowa code were adopted by the legislature as the laws of Nebraska. The eight counties erected by the governor's proclamation were organized. The name of Forney county was changed to that of Nemaha, and several new counties were created, viz: Blackbird, Buffalo, Clay, Cuming, Dakota, Gage, Greene, Izard, Jackson, Johnston, Lancaster, Loup, McNeale, Otoe, Pawnee, Saline and York. Some of these counties no longer exist by the names under which they were created, having been absorbed by the changes in county boundaries, or having become parts of other counties. Acts incorporating the Platte Valley & Pacific and the Missouri River & Platte Valley Railroad Companies were passed. While the legislature was in ses-' sion, Mark W. Izard was appointed governor. He assumed the duties of the office February 27, 1855, and Thomas B. Cuming again took up the work of secretary. Governor Izard had been a resident of Arkansas, and was appointed the first marshal of Nebraska territory. He served as governor until October, 1857, when he resigned, and Secretary Cuming again became actinggovernor. The term of Napoleon B. Giddings, as congressional delegate, expired March 4, 185 5. An election to choose his suc'ceesor was ordered for November 6, 1855. Giddings declined to be a candidate for re-election. At this election a total of six hundred and ninety votes were cast, distributed as follows: Bird B. Chapman, three hundred and eighty; H. P. Bennett, two hundred and ninetytwo; scattering, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 170 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236836782
  • 9781236836786