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  Letter of Hon. Robert J. Walker, Resigning the Office of Governor of Kansas
Author: Walker, Robert J. (John), 1801-1869
Date: December 15, 1857

Robert Walker directed his letter of resignation to Lewis Cass, Secreatry of State of the United States. This printed version of the letter was dated December 15, 1857 and was written in Washington, D. C. Walker indicated that he had accepted the appointment as governor on the expressed condition that the constitution (Lecompton) should be submitted to the people of Kansas Territory for a fair vote. He referred to several statements made in his inaugural address and that his resignation was based on the inability to follow through on principles expressed in that document.

Location of Original: KSHS         Call Number: SP 353.03 K13 Misc. Governors Messages
Item Number: 102560              Number of images: 15
Keywords: Buchanan administration; Buchanan, James, 1791-1868; Cass, Lewis, 1782-1866; Kansas Territory. Governor; Walker, Robert J. (Robert John), 1801-1869
 
 

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