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This is the text of the Lecompton Constitution, as printed in Daniel W. Wilder's "Annals of Kansas" (1868). The Lecompton Constitution was the second constitution drafted for Kansas Territory and was written by proslavery supporters. The document permitted slavery (Article VII), excluded free blacks from living in Kansas, and allowed only male citizens of the United States to vote. There were three separate votes on the Lecompton Constitution: December 21, 1857, January 4, 1858, and August 2, 1858. In the final vote, residents of Kansas Territory rejected the Lecompton Constitution.

Creator: Kansas. Constitutional Convention (1857)
Date: November 7, 1857

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Item Number: 90818
Call Number: K 978.1 W65
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90818

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