[Washington? 1858?]. 13, [3 blank] pp. Disbound. A few light pencil markings. Minor foxing, light dustsoiling of outer leaves. Good+.
This scarce pamphlet prints Congressional responses to Kansas's petition for statehood under the pro-slavery Lecompton Constitution. OCLC suggests a publishing date of 1858.
The Conference version, as reported from Conference Committee by Mr. English, received not a single Republican vote but passed the Senate and House; of its predecessors, the Crittenden-Montgomery bill had garnered unanimous Republican support and near-unanimous Democratic opposition; the Crittenden Bill, which required submission of the Lecompton Constitution to the voters, had aroused the overwhelming opposition of Southern Democrats; the Senate bill, favored by Southern Democrats, would have simply admitted Kansas to the Union under the Lecompton Constitution.
OCLC 35639016 . Not in Sabin, Eberstadt, Decker, Graff, Dary, BEAL, LCP. Item #21848