House of Representatives passes the Kansas Statehood Bill and sends it to the Senate
Galusha Grow of Pennsylvania had introduced the bill in the House of Representatives to admit Kansas as a state under the Wyandotte Constitution on February 15, 1860. The House passed the bill by a vote of 134 to 73. The bill then went to the Senate where delaying tactics held it up until southern senators withdrew from the body in January, 1861. It then passed 36 to 16 and was signed into law on January 29, 1861. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 278.