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  Letter, Tho. Ewing Jr to Dear Sir [Leandre Martin]
Author: Ewing, Jr., Thomas , 1829-1896
Date: July 2, 1859

In his reply to a June 25 letter from Leandre Martin, Osawatomie, Ewing, Jr. agreed there was little doubt that "several hundred illegal & fraudulent votes" for the Democrats impacted Leavenworth's early June election for delegates to the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention. (Democrats captured all ten spots in the county's delegation.) The problem was establishing proof for individual cases of fraud totaling 450, the Democratic majority in the county.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: Thomas Ewing, Jr. Collection, #341, Letter Press Book #3
Item Number: 100551 Number of images: 1
Keywords: Contested elections; Democratic Party (U.S.); Leavenworth County, Kansas Territory; Republican Party (U.S.: 1854- ); Wyandotte Constitutional Convention, July 1859

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