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The convention charged with creating a Kansas State Constitution is meeting in Wyandotte, Kansas

Kansas, 1857, zoomable map
07/06/1859 to 07/28/1859
As the territorial legislature had ordered in February and the electorate had confirmed in March, a constitutional Convention with thirty-five Republican and seventeen Democrat elected delegates met at Wyandotte, Kansas to produce a State Constitution. New York native James M. Winchell of Osage County was chosen to sit as President and John A. Martin, a twenty-one year old Pennsylvania born newspaper editor from Atchison, Kansas, was named secretary. Three and a half weeks later, on July 29, 1859, the new document had been worked out and was signed. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
State of Kansas, Kansas Constitutional Convention: A Reprint of the Proceedings and Debates of the Convention which Framed the Constitution of Kansas at Wyandotte in July, 1859 .... (Topeka, KS: Kansas State Printing Plant, 1920), 573.

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