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Minutes of the Topeka free state legislature's meeting on March 6, 1856, which were published in the Kansas Daily Tribune, March 7, 1856. The Senate discussed admission to the Union and whether the decisions of the territorial legislature should supersede those of the United States Congress. The House of Representatives discussed the national government's stance on the murder of Thomas Barber and decided to draft a document listing the grievances of the people of Kansas. The speaker of the House announced the members of the various standing committees and the House resolved that all laws passed by this body would become effective once Kansas entered the Union.

Date: March 6, 1856

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Item Number: 6751
Call Number: Franklin Loomis Crane Coll. #320 Box 1 Scrapbook
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 6751

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