A referendum in Kansas confirms the legislature's call for a constitutional convention
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)
Fred W. Brinkerhoff, "The Kansas Tour of Lincoln the Candidate," Kansas Historical Quarterly 13 (February, 1945), 296.