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During the course of the proceedings recorded for the afternoon of November 9, 1855, discussion turned to the effort by Jim Lane to first include a provision for the "removal" of all blacks and then all "slaves" from Kansas by July 4, 1860. Charles Robinson supported an amendment which changed the effective date to July 4, 1857. All other provisions were to take effect immediately upon the adoption of the constitution.

Date: November 9, 1855

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Item Number: 1099
Call Number: History Constitutions, Journal No. 570
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 1099

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