The Administration and Kansas Affairs

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    "The Administration and Kansas Affairs," Richmond (VA) Dispatch, November 28, 1857, p. 2.
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    WASHINGTON. Nov. 27.- As far as can be ascertained, the Cabinet are united in sustaining the action of the Kansas Constitutional Convention.-Whatever preference there may have been for submitting the entire Constitution to the people, all are now agreed that the mode proposed for the inhabitants to settle the question of slavery, is in accordance with the letter and spirit of the Kansas-Nebraska Act.

    Dispatches to the New York Herald say that while the President endorses the action of the Constitutional Convention of Kansas, Gov. Walker denounces it in no measured terms, and stands pledged to defeat it. The latter says that an effort on the part of Congress to force that Constitution on the people without their voice being heard, will surely be followed by rebellion and a bloody civil war. Gov. Walker further says that the opposition to the Constitution in the territory is almost universal.

    Gov. Walker had another interview with the President to-day, and the Cabinet are also engaged on the same subject.


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