Finding Katahdin Document Packets, Chapter 9, Section 3
Chapter 9, page 274-276.
In 1888, Albert H. Horton, chief justice of the Supreme Court of Kansas, wrote to John A. Stevens regarding the upcoming Republican convention.
Horton's letter indicates that the Kansas delegation intended to cast its votes for James Blaine, despite Blaine's letter of declination.
Blaine was the Republican candidate for president in 1884. He had been unsuccesful in gaining the party's nomination in 1876 and 1880.