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From Sumner on June 10, 1859, just days after the election for delegates to the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention, Ingalls wrote his father about the "well fought" contest in a county (Atchison) that was "an old stronghold of pro-slavery democracy." Ingalls won, of course, even though he at first "regarded the contest as a hopeless one," but still feared that the Democrats could control the convention; if so, "Kansas may be a Slave State after all. . . . It is Estimated that there are five hundred slaves in the territory today by virtue of the Dred Scott decision. A family recently came to this place from Kentucky with five."

Creator: Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900
Date: June 10, 1859

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Item Number: 2966
Call Number: John James Ingalls Coll. #177 Box 1 Folder 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 2966

Business and Industry - Occupations/Professions - Politicians
Collections - Manuscript - Ingalls, John James
Date - 1854-1860 - 1859
Government and Politics - Elections
Government and Politics - Federal Government - Courts - United States Supreme Court
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Democrat
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Free Soil
Government and Politics - Political Parties - Republican
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Pro-Slavery
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Constitution Making - Wyandotte Constitution
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Elections
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Free State
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Proslavery
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Letter
People - African Americans - Discrimination
People - African Americans - Slavery
People - Notable Kansans - Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900
Places - Cities and towns - Atchison
Places - Cities and towns - Osawatomie
Places - Cities and towns - Sumner (Atchison)
Places - Counties - Atchison
Places - Counties - Miami
Places - Other States - Kentucky
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Letters

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