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Election, location of capital of Kansas, Topeka Convention, 1855

Election, location of capital of Kansas, Topeka Convention, 1855
Date: October 23, 1855
The Free-State government held a constitutional convention in Topeka, Kansas Territory, from October 23 through November 11, 1855. One of its actions was to vote on the location for the capital of Kansas. According to these tally sheets, Topeka defeated Lawrence on the second ballot, 20 to 16. Numerous other towns received votes from the convention delegates on the first ballot.


Free State Mass Convention!

Free State Mass Convention!
Creator: Abbott, James Burnett
Date: July 25, 1857
James B. Abbott, as secretary of the 10th district committee of the Free State party, prepared this broadside to advertise a meeting to nominate two Senators and seven Representatives for the Legislature. Abbott wrote that the district included the following precincts: "Fish's Hotel, Palmyra, Blanton, Willow Springs, Franklin, Lawrence, and Benicia." The meeting was to be held in Lawrence on July 25, 1857.


James Abbott a certified agent of the Kansas Herald of Freedom

James Abbott a certified agent of the Kansas Herald of Freedom
Creator: Brown, George W. (George Washington), 1820-1915
Date: July 10, 1855
This certificate granted James Abbott, of Blanton, Kansas Territory, agency to sell subscriptions to the Kansas Herald of Freedom newspaper. The document was signed and sealed by George W. Brown, publisher and editor of the free state paper.


Kansas Free!! Governor Reeder For Congress!!

Kansas Free!! Governor Reeder For Congress!!
Date: September 8, 1855
This broadside was an invitation to attend a meeting to discuss and endorse the proceedings of the Big Spring Convention which was organized by free state supporters as part of the actions leading up to the drafting of the Topeka Constitution. The meeting was to be held by "the Freeman on the Wakarusa" at Blanton on September 13, 1855. The document indicated that the "FREE STATE PLATFORM and the Proceedings of the CONVENTION" would be read, and that the best "Orators of the Country" would be there.


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