Diary of Sara Tappan Doolittle Lawrence Robinson, September 19, 1855

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Sara Tappan Doolittle Lawrence Robinson, Diary of Sara Tappan Doolittle Lawrence Robinson, September 19, 1855, Kansas: Its Interior and Exterior Life, 4th edition, Boston, MA: Crosby, Nichols & Company, 1856, p. 366.
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Robinson, Sara Tappan Doolittle Lawrence
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Michael Blake
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-- A delegate convention was held at Topeka to-day to take into consideration the formation of a state constitution. The convention decided, after full discussion, to call a constitutional convention, to be held on the 22d of October, at Topeka, and organized a provisional government to superintend the election of delegates. The executive committee consisted of Messrs. J. H. Lane, Chairman; J. R. Goodwin, Secretary; G. W. Smith, C. R. Holliday, C. P. Schuyler, M. J. Parrott, and G. W. Brown.

Previous to this convention, the mass convention, held at Lawrence August 15th, had resulted in a call for this of the 19th, at Topeka. Also a delegate convention of the free-state party was held at Big Springs, September 5th, to fix a day for the election of a delegate to Congress, and to nominate a candidate. At this convention, the 9th of October was named for the election, instead of the 2d, the day fixed by the Shawnee Mission Legislature, and Ex-Governor Reader was nominated for candidate. This convention, by resolution, referred the matter of a state organization to the Topeka convention, which was to represent all parties.
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