Kansas Territorial Documents
 

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E. R. Ragland

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jc18921128

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6-8-1892

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A letter from two attorneys in Denver asking about taxes owed on land they own in Seward County and two different tax bills from the treasurer of Seward County.

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Two papers measuring 5.5" x 8.4"; one paper measuring 5.5" x 8.3" and one envelope measuring 5.8" x 3.5"

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E. R. Ragland, -- Treasurer of Seward County. Springfield, Kansas, Jun 16 1892 189 M Sheridan Short Denver Colo. Dear Sir: The Taxes for the year 189 on the land below described, are as follows: Taxes for Description Sec. L. Twp.B R. Acres Value Amt. 1890 sold 9/1/91 NW 4/11 3432 22.26 Int 4.45 1891 Paid on Twelfth 18.75 Int 2.25 Redempt .50 $48.21 $6.67 and $4.26 are also written on the paper in pencil. Actual value about $400 to $500. Collection Fees, $. Total, $. It will save you time and money to read the whole of this circular. Taxes are due and payable at the office of Treasurer. The Treasurer notifies non-residents as an accommodation to them. The small fee charged is to cover cost of stamps, paper, printing, and an extra clerk, for which the county makes no provision. If you think the fee is too large, please send your money to some friend who will attend to your business for you at this office. If the description of land or lots I send you is not correct, send no money until you forward to me the correct description of all property on which you wish to pay, and until I send you the correct amount of tax. Yours Very Truly, E. R. Ragland, County Treasurer. Be sure and return this statement when you remit. Write your letter on reverse side. Taxes will be due and payable after November 1st, as follows: Until December 20th, either one-half or the whole tax may be paid. If the whole be paid, a rebate of five per cent, on the second half will be made, and if only one-half be paid, the remaining half may stand until June 20th without cost. December 21st a penalty of five per cent, attaches to all taxes on which a payment of one-half has not been made. March 21st an additional penalty of five per cent, attaches to all unpaid real estate tax on which a payment of one-half was not paid prior to December 21st. June 21 a penalty of five per cent, attaches to all tax still remaining unpaid. Lands are advertised in July and sold the first Tuesday in September, and after sale the taxes and costs will draw interest at the rate of 24 per cent, per annum until paid. Three years from date of sale, the holder of certificate will be entitled to a deed. Remit by Draft or Registered Letter. 189 E. R. Ragland, Treas., Seward County, Kansas Dear Sir: I send you with this No. .for .Dollars, To pay taxes on Real Estate described on the other side of this sheet. Please send receipt to . Post Office . County . State . REMARKS: News Job Print, Arkalon, Kansas Office of P. F. Vessels Treasurer of Seward County Springfield, Kansas, Nov 28 1892 Mr. Sheridan Short Denver Colo Dear Sir: The Taxes for the year 189 on the land below described, are as follows: Taxes for Description Sec. L. Twp.B R. Acres Value Amt. 1890 Sold 9/1/91 NW 11 34 34 22.26 Int to Dec 1st 1892 6.67 1891 End on Cert. 18.75 Int to Dec 1st 1892 4.26 51.94 Redemption Fee .50 Total necessary to reduce 52.44 1892 Tax Nov Due $20.56 Rebate .51 20.05 Collection Fees, $25 Total $72.49 It will save you time and money to read the whole of this circular. Taxes are due and payable at the office of Treasurer. The Treasurer notifies non-residents as an accommodation to them. The small fee charged is to cover cost of stamps, paper, printing, and an extra clerk, for which the county makes no provision. If you think the fee is too large, please send your money to some friend who will attend to your business for you at this office. If the description of land or lots I send you is not correct, send no money until you forward to me the correct description of all property on which you wish to pay, and until I send you the correct amount of tax. Yours Very Truly, P. F. Vessels, County Treasurer. Be sure and return this statement when you remit. Write your letter on reverse side. Taxes will be due and payable after November 1st, as follows: Until December 20th, either one-half or the whole tax may be paid. If the whole be paid, a rebate of five per cent, on the second half will be made, and if only one-half be paid, the remaining half may stand until June 20th without cost. December 21st a penalty of five per cent, attaches to all taxes on which a payment of one-half has not been made. March 21st an additional penalty of five per cent, attaches to all unpaid real estate tax on which a payment of one-half was not paid prior to December 21st. June 21 a penalty of five per cent, attaches to all tax still remaining unpaid. Lands are advertised in July and sold the first Tuesday in September, and after sale the taxes and costs will draw interest at the rate of 24 per cent, per annum until paid. Three years from date of sale, the holder of certificate will be entitled to a deed. Remit by Draft or Registered Letter. 189 P. F. Vessels, Treasurer, Seward County, Kansas Dear Sir: I send you with this No. .for .Dollars, To pay taxes on Real Estate described on the other side of this sheet. Please send receipt to . Post Office . County . State . REMARKS: Sheridan & Short, Attorneys at Law Tabor Block., Denver, Colorado Emerson J. Short, City Attorney of South Denver Elmer M. Sheridan, City Attorney of Highlands. June 8th, 1892 County Treasurer, Springfield, Kansas Dear Sir: We desire to know how much taxes are now due against the Northwest quarter of Section 11 - 34 - 32, in Seward County, as the land now belongs to us; we will also take it as a favor if you give us your opinion as to the value of the land. Yours truly, Sheridan & Short. B. R. Dict. by E. M. S. (Written in pencil clockwise) Please inform us amt due at this date and we will remit by return mail Respect Sheridan & Short N. B. We wish to pay whole tax due and get benefit of rebate. Return after ten days to P. F. Vessels, County Treasurer. Springfield, Kansas. Sheridan & Short Denver Colo Cancellation stamp has Springfield Kans Nov 29 7 A M 1892

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