Nevada settlers elect a slate of delegates to frame a territorial constitution

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. Following this election, a constitutional convention was held at Genoa, Nevada, a document was created that 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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