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The Republican Party is organized in Kansas at a Convention in Osawatomie

Horace Greeley, detail
05/18/1859
The Republican Party organized itself in Kansas with a convention in Osawatomie. Some Free Soilers thought the move precipitant and stayed away, while the range of opinion amongst those attending was wide, especially concerning the status of African-Americans in the territory. All was resolved, however, and the convention then adjourned to hear an address from Horace Greeley, who was visiting Kansas at the time and had observed the meeting. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Benson J. Lossing, Harper's Encylopedia of United States History From 458 A.D. to 1902, Volume IX (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902), 343.
Martha B. Caldwell, "When Horace Greeley Visited Kansas in 1859," Kansas Historical Quarterly 9 (May 1940): 122-123.

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