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  Poll List, Leavenworth, Topeka Constitution
Author: Anthony, Scott A.
Date: August 3, 1857

On August 3, 1857, the free-state legislature gave K. T. voters another chance to vote the Topeka Constitution (first approved, December 1855) when they went to the polls to elect new legislators. Few, if any, proslave voters participated and the territory-wide tally was 7,257 for the constitution, 34 against. The polling list for Leavenworth contains the names of 721 voters, "seven hundred and six (706) being in favor of said Constitution and two (2) against."

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: History. Elections Collection, #578
Item Number: 100447              Number of images: 23
Keywords: Constitutions; Election, Topeka Constitution, August 1857; Elections; Free state; Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Leavenworth, Kansas Territory; Topeka Constitution
 
 

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