Maryland votes overwhelmingly for a new constitutional convention.

Maryland Democrats had regained control of the state legislature from the Unconditional Unionists several months before and had immediately set out to reform the detested Constitution of 1864.  On this day a referendum on a constitutional convention was passed easily and 118 delegates chosen, every one of them a Democrat.  The resulting Constitution of 1867 revamped politics in Maryland and the document, confirmed in a September 1867 popular vote, remains in the twenty-first century as Maryland's ruling document.  (By John Osborne) 

Source Citation

Herbert C. Smith and John T. Willis, Maryland Politics and Government: Democratic Dominance (Lincoln, NE: University of Nebraska Press, 2012), 144-146.

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