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Letter, Joseph Walker to John Dougherty
Author: Walker, Joseph
Date: November 28, 1857

This typed letter is from Joseph Walker, Platte City, Missouri, to John Dougherty, Liberty, Missouri. The letter urges Dougherty to vote in Kansas on the Lecompton Constitution.

Keywords: Lecompton Constitution; Voting fraud (see also Contested elections)

An Act to provide for the election of Delegates to a Convention to frame a State Constitution
Author: Deitzler, George W.
Date: 1858

This act pertains to the election of delegates to the Leavenworth Constitutional Convention.

Keywords: Babcock, Carmi William; Deitzler, George W.; Election, Leavenworth Constitution ratification, May 1858; Kansas Territory. Legislature; Leavenworth Constitutional Convention, March-April 1858; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Voting

Beware of frauds! Down with the disorganizers!
Author: Central Committee
Date: 1858

Discussion of the slate of candidates for a constitutional convention (Leavenworth?), cautioning free state men to beware of attempts to divide them and thus weaken their ability to challenge the pro-slavery force. It also warns about split Free State tickets.

Keywords: Abbott, James Burnett; Emery, James Stanley; Free State Convention; Free State Party; Johnson County, Kansas Territory; Kansas Central Committee; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; Leavenworth Constitutional Convention, March-April 1858; Wood, S. N. (Samuel Newitt)

Letter, I. T. Goodnow to Friend Sherman
Author: Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894
Date: April 1 & 3, 1858

Isaac Goodnow wrote from Leavenworth, Kansas Territory, to a friend, expressing his excitement and support for the Leavenworth Constitution. The status of the Lecompton Constitution was currently being debated in Congress, but Goodnow predicted its "destruction". Goodnow described the events of the Constitutional Convention, which had first convened in Minneola, but had been removed to Leavenworth. He stated that the finished constitution was" the best Constitution in existence", and remarked at James Lane's leading role in its development.

Keywords: Conway, Martin Franklin; Lane, James Henry, 1814-1866; Leavenworth Constitutional Convention, March-April 1858; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Lecompton Constitution; Minneola, Kansas Territory; Prohibition; Topeka Constitution

Address of the Kanzas Constitutional Convention to the American Public
Author: Walden, John Morgan
Date: April 3, 1858

Leavenworth Constitution (?) address to accompany the constitution as it was distributed to the public, 15,000 copies in English and 2000 in German. It was very biased against the Lecompton Constitution.

Keywords: Adams, Henry J.; Antislavery; Conway, Martin Franklin; Ewing, Thomas, 1829-1896; Free state perspective; Goodnow, Isaac T., 1814-1894; Leavenworth Constitution; Lecompton Constitution; Tappan, S. F. (Samuel Forster), d. 1913; Thacher, Timothy D., 1831-1894; Walden, John Morgan

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Letter, E. B. Whitman to My Dear Friend [F. B. Sanborn ?]
Authors: Whitman, E. B.
Date:  February 18, 1858
As a follow up to his more lengthy report of January 16, Whitman wrote from Lawrence on February 18, 1858, about the turbulent course of Kansas politics during the last month. Again, he attacked Robinson's efforts to compromise with the forces behind the "Lecompton Swindle," and described the other factions plan of action should Congress adopt the Lecompton Constitution.

Keywords: Brown, John, 1800-1859; Constitutional conventions; Election, Leavenworth Constitution delegates to convention, March 1858; Free State Party; Leavenworth Constitutional Convention, March-April 1858; Lecompton Constitution; Republican Party (U.S.: 1854- ); Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894; Sanborn, F. B. (Franklin Benjamin), 1831-1917; Topeka Legislature (see Free state legislature); Topeka Movement (see also Free state movement); Whitman, E. B.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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