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From Lecompton, Kansas Territory, Governor Samuel Medary writes John A. Halderman to express his disappointment with his (Medary's) and the Democratic Party's showing in the December 6, 1859, elections for state offices under the Wyandotte Constitution. Medary ran against Charles Robinson in the "state's" first gubernatorial contest and lost 7,908 to 5,395. Medary makes a number of interesting observations in what amounts to a post election analysis of the outcome. The party should have won, in Medary's estimation, but as a result they would "have to submit to the eternal disgrace of having it [Kansas] go forth as a Black Old John Brown state."

Creator: Medary, S. (Samuel), 1801-1864
Date: December 10, 1859

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Item Number: 90107
Call Number: John A. Halderman Coll. #370 Box 1
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 90107

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