New York Times, “News From Kansas,” September 24, 1857

Source citation
“News From Kansas,” New York Times, September 24, 1857, p. 5: 1.
Newspaper: Publication
New York Times
Newspaper: Headline
News From Kansas
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5
Newspaper: Column
1
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Newspaper
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Exact
Transcriber
Patrick Sheahan, Dickinson College
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The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print.  Spelling and other typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

NEWS FROM KANSAS.

PROCLAMATION OF GOV. WALKER RELATIVE TO THE OCTOBER ELECTION.

ST. LOUIS, Wednesday, Sept. 23.

The Proclamation of Governor WALKER, relative to the October Election in Kansas is received. While admitting that injustice is exhibited in the apportionment, which excludes fifteen counties from participating in the election, the Governor attempts to exculpate himself from blame by declaring that only four days remained after his arrival in the Territory, to make the apportionment, that he did not know there existed a law requiring him to make the apportionment, -- therefore the duty devolved upon others. He expresses the opinion that no one can vote except those who are qualified under the Territorial law of the 20th February last; -- also that under this law, the Territorial tax is not required as a qualification for a voter. The Governor states that troops will be stationed at various voting places where violence is apprehended, and that he will use his best exertions to make the election a fair and honest expression of the vies of the people.

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