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  Veto Message of Governor Medary, on the Bill Prohibiting Slavery in Kansas.
Author: Medary, S. (Samuel) , 1801-1864
Date: February 20, 1860

Samuel Medary presented a very detailed message about why he was vetoring a bill prohibiting slavery in Kansas that had been passed by the territorial House of Representatives. This printed document contained a long discussion about the sovereignty (or lack thereof) by the federal government, territories and states and how that applied to the institution of slavery. He ultimately argued that the law passed contained no means of enforcement but only enacted the "declaratory" statement about slavery contained in the Wyandotte Constitution.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: SP 353.03 K13 Misc. Governors Messages
Item Number: 102551              Number of images: 16
Keywords: Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Kansas Territory. Governor; Kansas Territory. Legislature; Lecompton, Kansas Territory; Medary, S. (Samuel), 1801-1864; Slavery
 
 

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