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A referendum in Kansas confirms the legislature's call for a constitutional convention

Kansas, 1857, zoomable map
03/28/1859
The Kansas electorate confirmed in a referendum the February vote in the territorial legislature to summon a convention to write a new constitution in preparation for statehood. The result was positive in a ratio of four to one. An election to choose delegates took place in June and the convention assembled in July at Wyandotte. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Fred W. Brinkerhoff, "The Kansas Tour of Lincoln the Candidate," Kansas Historical Quarterly 13 (February, 1945), 296.

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