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This ballot box was discovered in January 1858 under a woodpile in Lecompton, Kansas. It contained 1,838 fraudulent pro-Lecompton Constitution ballots. The Lecompton Constitution was created by mostly proslavery delegates under the leadership of John Calhoun. It was Calhoun's clerk, L.A. MacLean, who placed the ballots inside this box and hid it in the woodpile outside Calhoun's office in Lecompton. The history of the box is handwritten on the interior.

Creator: Star Candles
Date: between 1857 and 1858

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Ballot box - Interior

Item Number: 436299
KSHS Identifier: 1878.11.1

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