Latest Intelligence

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“Latest Intelligence,” Democratic Alleganian, Cumberland, MD, 26 December 1857, p. 4.
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Governor Walker, as we last week stated, has resigned the Governorship of Kansas. He has written an elaborate letter to the Secretary of State, assigning as his reason for this step, that his views as to the expediency and propriety of the admission of Kansas into the Union under the Lecompton constitution, conflicts with the policy of the administration, and that he can no longer carry out the wishes of the President. With Senator Douglas, says an exchange, he makes the great paramount issue subordinate to other that have bot been involved in the contest.

Kansas. – Monday last was the day appointed by the Kansas Convention for a vote on the question of slavery in that territory. Great excitement is said to have prevailed there at the latest dates. It was rumored that Gen. Lane had been shot at Lecompton, on the 15th, but has since been contradicted. Mr. Stanton was still acting as Governor on the 19th inst. Government troops had been posted at Lecompton, Leavenworth and other points, to prevent an anticipated rebellion.

Mr. Douglas has introduced his bill in the Senate to authorize the people of Kansas to form a constitution and State government, preparatory to their admission into the Union.
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