Hugh S. Walsh Document
Kentucky Historical Society. Special Collections & Archives.Frankfort, Kentucky 40601-1931
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[Identification of item], Hugh S. Walsh Document, 92SC100,Library Special Collections and Archives, Kentucky Historical Society, Frankfort.
This is a warrant for the arrest of a Kentucky fugitive, signed by Hugh S. Walsh, acting governor of the territory of Kansas, November 10, 1858.
The warrant was issued for the arrest of Thomas Roberts, who was accused of murder in Kentucky, and who was believed to be in Kansas. The warrant was issued to the U. S. marshal or any territorial officer for arrest and delivery of the fugitive to James A. Moore, an officer appointed by Kentucky Governor Charles S. Morehead.
A blue territory of Kansas seal is attached to the lower left corner of the document. A note on the reverse indicates Roberts was arrested and delivered to Moore November 12, 1858, by Thomas W. Mairez, deputy U. S. marshal for Kansas Territory.
Variant Name: Charles S. Morehead Document.
Creator's Occupation: Acting governor, of Kansas Territory.
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