First and Only Paper in Flourishing Territory 1854

First Press in the Kansas Territory 1854

The Press in Kansas; Towns Springing Up 1854

Herald of Freedom Founded in Lawrence 1855

Vol. 1, No. 31. J. Speer & W. W. Ross, editors.: * 1855

Lincoln in Kansas! His first speech! 1859

From the State Capital....Sol Miller is a "brick." 1862

The Press of Kansas. We believe the following to b 1862

We have neglected to notice the Fort Scott Monitor 1863

*The fight between Ewing and Anthony is still wagi 1863

*Additional News from Lawrence! Terrible Scenes!.. 1863

*The Raid on Lawrence! Particulars and Incidents!. 1863

*It will be remembered that John Speer of the Lawr 1864

Vol. 1, No. 1. M. M. Murdock, editor and proprieto 1872

Modern Improved Methods of Printing 1900

Territorial Register

Articles in database from Territorial Register:    10

Our position. The position taken by the Squatter S ...
July 28, 1855, Territorial Register (ID 3119)

Our position. The position taken by the Squatter Sovereign and Kansas Herald...,relative to the organization of the Democratic party, requires attention....They pronounce the old issues of Democrat and Whig obsolete...consider them entirely inapplicable to the wants of the Territory...that all questions are swallowed up in the one of slavery. If the old enemies of the Democratic party (the Whigs) were absolutely defunct, and not merely alive and kicking under new shapes and names, then this doctrine might be true....Our brethren of the press who, no doubt from sincere motives, are continuing this agitation are but doing what is most of all things desired by the fanatical Abolitionists of the country. Their doctrine is agitation -- make noise about slavery and you scare the slaveholder -- you alarm his pocket, and you force him, through fear, to gradually emancipate his property in order to escape a total loss. When the Abolition Societies sent their agents here, it was to agitate....How well are their designs carried out by the misguided zeal of the friends of slaveholders. So far as the present rights of slaveholders are concerned, they are already well secured. The laws of the Territory, emanating from a Legislature congenial in sentiment to the slaveholder, must amply protect slave property....Slaves are already here; their owners believe they hold them legally. What more then is desired? Why disturb their sense of security in that fact?...It is in truth no longer an open question....To the enemies of slavery we would also say, acquiesce. However much you may, in conscience, oppose it, there is room enough in this broad Territory for both you and the slaveholder; slaves will only come here as the interests of their owners may induce them to emigrate. Slavery will never have in Kansas, any more than in Missouri, such an effect as to render the labor of poor white men disreputable. Let the man who thinks slave labor profitable come here and use his property; let the man who owns no negroes, and never will own any, come also. They can sit down together under the constitution of the United States; why not under the laws of Kansas?...These remarks are, of course, not addressed to fanatics on either side of the question, nor to demagogues, but to the honest thinking people, whether owning slaves or without them. Of course, men who think slavery an evil to be gotten rid of at all sacrifices cannot appreciate our views; such men will bitterly oppose the organization of the Democratic party, because it is the conservator of the Union as it is....Will not our neighbors of the Sovereign and Herald agree with us that if the Democratic doctrine is good for Missouri it is good enough for Kansas?


The Herald of last week puts to us a couple of que ...
August 4, 1855, Territorial Register (ID 3120)

The Herald of last week puts to us a couple of questions, and desires us to reply with a simple yes or no. We reply to all questions as we choose; neither the terms or the manner are to be dictated to us; especially by one who denounces the Democratic party as "old fogies," as behind the age, as a party to be forgotten.

We say, then, to his inquiry whether we oppose the course of the Missourians in coming into Kansas to vote at the spring election, that if that interference in Kansas affairs was based upon a just and honest apprehension that the Territory would otherwise fall into the hands of the Abolitionists, sent here by the Massachusetts Aid Society, that it finds a full justification; for, in our opinion, no calamity so great could possibly befall this Territory as Abolition rule would inevitably bring. A political colonization of this Territory for the sole purpose of giving cast to institutions under which we hope to live, either by Massachusetts or Missouri, will meet with disfavor, we trust, from all good, law-abiding citizens, as well as from us. We were not here at the time of the election, and express an opinion founded on such information as we have obtained since our arrival....We want to see the question of slavery and all other questions determined by the people of this Territory without any interference from abroad....

The second question of the Herald is whether or not we approve the tarring and fathering inflicted by one of the editors of the Herald, and some others, on a citizen of this town....If the aforesaid editor of the Herald, or the one holding a seat in the Legislative Council, will bring forward a resolution in the Council or some other proper convention or meeting, approving the aforesaid tarring and feathering by Mr. Pollard and his associates, then it will become a public matter and we will express our opinion of it right promptly....


A preconcerted and simultaneous move has been dire ...
August 11, 1855, Territorial Register (ID 3122)

A preconcerted and simultaneous move has been directed against the Register by most of our neighboring presses, in order to drown its voice in behalf of Democratic measures and the organization of the Democratic party. They treat the Register's devotion to that party which has everywhere shown itself to be the conservator of law, of liberty, and of property, with a degree of low sarcasm characteristic of a most desperate and veritable Junta....


M. L. Truesdell will take charge of the editorial ...
August 25, 1855, Territorial Register (ID 3124)

M. L. Truesdell will take charge of the editorial department of the Register during my absence from the Territory, and in his charge I feel that our readers will not be the losers. -- M. W. Delahay.

I assume the temporary charge of the Register to accommodate my friend Mr. Delahay, who has returned to Illinois for his family. In doing so I will contribute to the extent of my ability to the interest of the patrons. -- M. L. Truesdell.


Intending to remove to our new quarters during the ...
October 20, 1855, Territorial Register (ID 3131)

Intending to remove to our new quarters during the coming week, no paper will be issued from this office next Saturday.

The Editor and Publisher of the Register will be absent for a few weeks -- the Editor at Topeka, and the Publisher in St. Louis --during which time the business of the office will be under the care of William H. Wells.

Those of our friends who may be indebted to us for job work or subscriptions will confer a favor by making immediate payment, as we wish to lay in our supplies for the winter.


The Editor is still absent at Topeka, which we hop ...
November 10, 1855, Territorial Register (ID 3134)

The Editor is still absent at Topeka, which we hope will be sufficient apology for the lack of editorial matter.

Ungrateful. ...Lucien J. Eastin, late member of the Kansas Territorial Legislature and editor of the Kansas Herald, is as devoid of gratitude as of principle. After accepting at the hands of a corrupt and unprincipled faction in Missouri a seat in the Legislature of this Territory, and voting for an indiscriminate capitation tax, now turns round and denounces these same friends for availing themselves of a right conceded to them by this same honorable gentleman when a candidate for their suffrages!...

Beaumont's Type Distributing Machine. "...We witnessed the operation of this machine and, after a pretty thorough examination of its workings, are convinced of its practical utility in large printing establishments. Each machine will distribute but one size of type; but the inventor says they may be so constructed as to be easily adapted to the different sizes of small type. If worked by hand, one man or boy can distribute 12,000 ems per hour, and with scarcely a possibility of an error of a single type; whereas, by the usual process of hand distribution, 3,000 ems are about the average. The machine can be worked by steam and one man can then attend to three of them, making the total distribution in one hour 30,000 ems." -- N.Y. Journal of Commerce.


With the present number of the Register, my connec ...
November 17, 1855, Territorial Register (ID 3136)

With the present number of the Register, my connection with it as Publisher ceases. The relations existing between Col. Delahay and myself for the past few months have been of the most agreeable kind, and I regret that necessity compels me to sever them.... -- Arch. M. Sevier.


Mark W. Delahay, editor.: It will be seen by the p ...
November 24, 1855, Territorial Register (ID 3140)

Mark W. Delahay, editor.

It will be seen by the present number that Thomas Newman has taken the place of Mr. Sevier as publisher of the Register. We deem it but just to Mr. S. to say that during our whole intercourse we have never seen an unpleasant feeling manifested, and that our confidential relations have never been in any particular abused. Mr. S. is now making a tour in the interior of the Territory, in order to be able to give to his friends his own practical knowledge of Kansas and her resources; he will visit his native state (Tennessee) and there remain until spring, when he will return to our Territory and permanently reside....

The Kansas Territorial Register, published every Saturday morning by Thomas Newman. Office corner of Cherokee and Second streets.


We have made arrangements by which Mr. Sevier agai ...
December 8, 1855, Territorial Register (ID 3143)

We have made arrangements by which Mr. Sevier again takes charge of the business of our office. He will also assist in the editorial department.

Mark W. Delahay, editor. Arch. M. Sevier, associate editor.

The Kansas Herald. Under the feeble lead of the little man Adams, this week, by the aid of old bourbon, rattles off lustily at the Register, charging all sort of inconsistencies against our course; his whole effort is to connect the Register with what he terms Abolitionists, Abolition movements, repudiation of law, &c. Although it is departing from our usual course to pay any particular attention to such vermin as infest that establishment, especially when larger and more respectable game is so abundant, we offer him an opportunity to make some reparation for the many infamous lies and slanders that have crowded the Herald for the past year. We propose to Adams to employ some friend who is competent to canvass Weston and Leavenworth and count for him everyone who says he is worthy of belief, and if the returns show 50 high-minded, respectable men in both cities, then we offer to point out and discuss a portion of the falsehoods put forth through the columns of the Herald....To charge M. J. Parrott or ourself with any sort of identity with the Abolition party is so supremely ridiculous as to be unworthy of notice....


Mark W. Delahay, editor; Arch. M. Sevier, associat ...
December 15, 1855, Territorial Register (ID 3145)

Mark W. Delahay, editor; Arch. M. Sevier, associate editor.

*The closing of the war. By a conference had on Saturday last by Gov. Shannon and the citizens who had command of the forces at Lawrence, a treaty was made, the substance of which...is that a misunderstanding had arisen between the people of Douglas County and the Governor in regard to the rescue of a prisoner from one Jones, who was acting as sheriff of the county. The people of Lawrence disclaimed having any participation in the rescue; and they further disclaim having any knowledge of an organization in Lawrence for the purpose of resisting the laws of the Territory by force. They also say they are willing to assist the sheriff in the execution of any legal process, provided the prisoner be tried before a United States court. The Governor agrees to disband the troops from Missouri, and says he never called upon them, and that he never will, having no power to do so....The treaty was concluded on Saturday night and contained...the above provisions. With said provisions it is pretty well understood the Missourians were greatly displeased....

*Our volunteers have just got in. They report all quiet at Lawrence and say that Gov. Shannon not only went over to the Free State party, but actually commissioned officers and enrolled the Free State organization of Lawrence....

This is the day that every man who wants Kansas to be free is called upon to cast his vote. After we have passed the last invasion by our Missouri neighbors, will not every thinking man see the great necessity of a state organization?...Are we capable of self-government or must we continue to be ruled by an insolent mob?...Squatters of Kansas, to the polls! Squatters who want no slavery here, to the rescue! Squatters who are for making labor honorable, turn out! Squatters who love the liberty of speech, stay not at home! Let every voter feel himself a host, and that on his exertions rests a great responsibility ? the responsibility of placing Kansas, beautiful and fertile Kansas, in the proud galaxy of free states.