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The Daily Dispatch: January 15, 1861., [Electronic resource], Message from the acting Governor of Kansas. (search)
owing in part to the disastrous effect of the drought. The total number of acres subject to taxation are 3,900,000; total number of town lots 135,328, which are valued at $5,649,000; total amount of taxable property, $22,000,000--total of taxes levied in 1859 and 1860, $81,000 A part, ($23,000,) levied prior to 1857, remains unpaid. He recommends township, county and municipal organization for the mineral regions of Western Kansas. In relation to the late disturbances in Lynn and Bourbon counties, he urges that steps be taken for the enforcement of the laws and the vindication of the Government. He recommends an expression of gratitude by the Legislature to the charitable who have given relief to the sufferers from the drought. He also urges the repeal of the act of the last session prohibiting slavery, on the ground of its unconstitutionality. In regard to national affairs, he thinks the present distracted state of the country is owing to the aggressive policy of the Rep