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  Letter, R. S. Stevens to My Dear Sir [Governor James W. Denver]
Author: Stevens, Robert S.
Date: April 25, 1858

Robert S. Stevens, writing from Washington, D.C. to Governor James W. Denver, reported that Congress had passed the English Bill, which essentially resubmitted the Lecompton Constitution to a vote in Kansas Territory. Stevens predicted that Kansans would vote against it and that Kansas' admission as a state would be delayed until at least 1860. Stevens commented that legislators in Washington failed to understand "the real situation in Kansas," particularly the strength of the antislavery group in the territory.

Location of Original: KSHS Call Number: James W. Denver Collection, #328, Box 1, Folder 6
Item Number: 101279 Number of images: 2
Keywords: Denver, James William, 1817-1892; English Bill; Lecompton Constitution; Popular sovereignty; Robinson, Charles, 1818-1894; Stevens, Robert S.; United States. Congress

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