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The U. S. Senate votes thirty-six to sixteen to admit free Kansas as the 34th state of the Union

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01/28/1861
With eight southern senators withdrawn and no longer able to block the measure, the United States Senate passed the bill to admit Kansas as a free state under the Wyandotte Constitution by a vote of thirty-six to sixteen. President Buchanan signed the bill the following day. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Francis H. Heller, The Kansas State Constitution: A Reference Guide (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 9.

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