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In the midst of the convention, a "Rienzi" of Wyandotte wrote to convention president James M. Winchell concerning a potential threat to Winchell's life. The ill-will toward Winchell had been sparked by the convention's "silly and ill advised move to deprive Indians (who by treaty stipulation have acquired the rights of citizenship) of the right of suffrage with negroes."
Date: July 22, 1859
Item Number: 1301
Call Number: History Constitutions, Wyandotte Correspondence No. 570
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 1301
Collections - Manuscript - History
Date - 1854-1860 - 1859
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Constitution Making - Wyandotte Constitution
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - African Americans
People - American Indians
Places - Cities and towns - Wyandotte
Places - Counties - Wyandotte
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters