Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Governor Wells” in chapter 36 of Philip Henry Sheridan, Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan, General, United States Army .:

...7. In order to overcome this difficulty the Legislature passed a bill continuing the commissioners in office, but as the act was passed inside of ten days before the adjournment of the Legislature, Governor Wells pocketed the bill, and it failed to become a law. The Governor then appointed a board of his own, without any warrant of law whatever. The old commissioners refused to recognize this new board, and...
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