On August 3, 1857, the free-state legislature gave Kansas Territory voters another chance to vote on the Topeka Constitution (first approved in December, 1855) when they went to the polls to elect new legislators. Few, if any, pro-slavery voters participated, and the territory-wide tally was 7,257 for the constitution, and 34 against. The polling list for Leavenworth contained the names of 721 voters, "seven hundred and six (706) being in favor of said Constitution, and two (2) against."
Creator: Anthony, Scott A.
Date: August 3, 1857
Item Number: 7581
Call Number: History. Elections Coll. #578
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 7581
Collections - Manuscript - History - Elections Coll.
Date - 1854-1860 - 1857
Government and Politics - Elections
Government and Politics - Reform and Protest - Antislavery
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Constitution Making - Topeka Constitution
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Elections
Government and Politics - Territorial Government - Political parties - Free State
Home and Family - Daily life - Settlement
Military - Wars - Bleeding Kansas
Objects and Artifacts - Communication Artifacts - Documentary Artifact - Record, Government
People - Notable Kansans - Conway, Martin Franklin, 1827-1882
People - Notable Kansans - Orr, Patrick R., 1808-1862
People - Notable Kansans - Parrott, Marcus J.
Places - Cities and towns - Leavenworth
Places - Counties - Leavenworth
Thematic Time Period - Bleeding Kansas, 1854 - 1861
Thematic Time Period - Immigration and Settlement, 1854 - 1890
Type of Material - Unpublished documents - Government records