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Missouri Legislature adjourns and the Governor immediately recalls it

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01/16/1860
In Jefferson City, the Missouri state legislature adjourned itself without specifying a returning date.  Governor Robert Marcellus Stewart immediately ordered it to return on February 27, 1860 to complete legislation concerning state railroads and other business.  Governor Stewart had recently been at odds with body, having just vetoes its bill to expel and exclude free blacks from Missouri.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge for the Year 1861 (Boston: Crosby, Nichols, Lee and Company, 1860), 407.

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