Nevada voters confirm the constitution for their unorganized territory by referendum

Impatient inhabitants of the counties south of Utah met in June, 1859 to set an election for delegates who would frame a constitution for a new territory. Four days after this election, a constitutional convention was held at Genoa, Nevada over a ten day period, and a document created. This "constitution" was ratified by referendum in September. A governor, Isaac Roop, was elected and a legislature assembled briefly in December, 1859 but never met again. The territory of Nevada would officially be created in March, 1861 by act of Congress. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Samuel Post Davis, The History of Nevada, Volume I (Reno, NV: Elms Publishing, 1913), 191. Benson J. Lossing, Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History From 458 A.D. to 1902, Volume IX (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1902), 491.
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