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  Election, location of capitol of Kansas, Topeka Convention, 1855
Author: No authors specified.
Date: October 23, 1855

The Free-State government held a constitutional convention in Topeka from October 23 through November 11, 1855, and one of its actions was to vote on 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.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: History. Elections Collection, #578
Item Number: 100442 Number of images: 3
Keywords: Douglas County, Kansas Territory; Free State Party; Free state government; Lawrence, Kansas Territory; Shawnee County, Kansas Territory; Topeka Constitution; Topeka Constitutional Convention, October 1855; Topeka, Kansas Territory

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