The Kansas Convention

Source citation
“The Kansas Convention,” New York Daily Times, 8 June 1857, p. 5.
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New York Times
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The Kansas Convention
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5
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Scott Ackerman
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The Kansas Convention

LETTER FROM ACTING GOVERNOR STANTON
LECOMPTON, K.T., SATURDAY, MAY 23, 1857.
Sir: I have been solicited by citizens of your county to provide some means of electing delegates to represent it in the Constitutional Convention. It is much to be regretted that no legal steps have been taken in order to procure a proper representation for the county. I must say explicitly that there is no provision of law by which I can do anything to remedy the omission.

As the Convention will represent the inchoate sovereignty of the intended State of Kansas, I think it will have full authority to admit delegates fairly elected from those counties not included in the legal apportionment, but the question of admission will be for the Convention itself to determine; and I can give you no assurance of any kind as to what will be the decision of the Convention. If you think proper to hold an election you will learn from the inclosed proclamation issued the 20th instant, that the representative number is 154; that is, one delegate will be chosen for each 154 voters. Very respectfully, your obedient servant,
FREDERICK P. STANTON, Acting Governor,
Wm. Woolman, Esq., Probate Judge, Coffee County, K.T.
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