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third ni'rmcT. ntiuMSKii.
On tbalH hot M reh, p-M-ms IV. t Ui.iy, J.i.-kn, nn. II iward
roii'tii, M ., ' 'givi I" Mule intn T-'iiiisrh, in w.igons, can-in .,
fn I (lit h irs :b i'k, a nil -ti Willi gnu, h'twie kiuvi, an I p-vol vers ; mil
with thr-ats, rnr.niii' I chs: by I In lown, un l continued pumping
until the day nf i'l .! khi. Tin mght b d' u e the elmvium, iw.i hu.i
died men were sent fur fnnn lb-, caup nf M issouriatu ui Lawrence
(In the murmur (if tlifl (le'.ti'in, before III" '"H W"P iMi-. I,
some, llir -c llin Ir-d or I'.inr hit 1 I it I M inci'iriiins nil I others were col
lected, in lli'i yard nlmul lha Ii mili of I'll imas S.insm, wh re the
cWimn m in lie lii l.l.nr.iMil with bowie-knives, revolvers, in I clubs
.1 1 irv r.min in vote, nn I whin I'm (iniiui'M I miiii-ci, unn
Cnl. (poller, n, r'Miil'.iil of Missouri, lint eh :' I lo iIib Kansas L-gis-lnl
in: fi'i n ill il I lis' nri lit ill a -li-.-t i' ill, e I d-avon-d wiili ollieis In
in luce Mr. (Jin.. mill liy ih.cnts 10 sign tin1 returns, which he r t"i i r I 10
.i, mill l-li tin', li'Hiso. On Ins way Im iv hi wan lir-l lit liy some
Missouri nn, dimi'li nut injured i'lu rt; were three illegal lo one
lcg.il vi t". given (li 're ili.u iJ.iy. At the H15 L-iynr pr .ciiki, tlr.Ju Ig-s
nppiuiucd iiy iIh: Governor met ill the time appointed, and proceeded
to open III . polls, after being il.ily sworn. Aller a few voles had been
''.civil, 11 (in it y of M issniirians en 11c. lino tin: yanl of (hi luinsp where
(li... i l'T.ti hi was I" 1 1, mi l inilii, tiling a wagon tilled Willi arms,
J slaeke I then guns 111 till' yar I, fl'i'l rami! u,i to ihe window and de
j iitiiii I'll to Im1 adinilted lo vole. Two of the Judges decided to receive
sunn, but a candidalc tnr and elected to the Icrrilnnal Legislative
Hp I1111111.1l lli 't all
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would vote without hing sworn. So n", said they cam- to hue a , uipir vnti s, whereupon tin' mini .nidge, Mr. J. .m. Arthur, rest
r. .. , 1 I S.1111111 1 1 1. Woo Ison. of liideiiendcncc, ; an I aunlh r was linnpii 111 Iim lil.n-.i;. (Jol. Voniijr, 11 citi.i-ii 01'
l.. ... in il... room of ilm Jii'L'r wlii n th' V arnvi'il. nn-i ii ui r luill
I.....U. nn I lull v-lisii. 11ml rpiiiaini' 1 iIhtp duniiL' lln-ir iiituuiiila 10 or-' I louncil, was ihpsi iiI ami vitil In tin. iirpi'iin l
,n,i7.r.. 1 Iip loom in iti(; j n iifi-s was aiso niii'u oy iiiiuiv 01 hip .n-" "- "" " " ... t... ..... ....j ... ............ .................. .-
KlUilllJU s. 1 MP JIIU" s r nil. I lint :!Zr r, riinr'Tlllll ll.n naill 10 i
takcni by I In niN' Ives 11 il' I I hi' cnl li lo I ip iiiliiiiiilsliTiii In tin: votn s, M r.
lSiirKKM l,'Mri' Iminis" r 1 1 if oaih iri""'nli"l liy t li ' Ci'ivrrnor,
nn i Hip niii'T I w o J mlrs i.uniiij it. Dunns tins ilii-cusximi lirt w n il .
the Jil'li's, which Instill sniuc liini', liic rrowil oiiIsiiIp lii'i'.ainr. rxi iU'il ;
nni) noisy, llin hh-iiiiii; nml rurMiis Mr. linr'pss, tin: (Vrp si of JimIkc
IVrstins i(; si lit lit dilli rent tun. s I y llir crowd niKsii! into ihc
rooiri wIipii'IIip Julia' s wi re, Willi ihriiiiPiiin' iikssiiis, ( -sjipi i.illy
ngainst Mr. llnr. sH, and ill last u ii'niiiiiiti s were ivcii tin 111 lo 01
ir.ize 111 or him-j nrnl 11s tin' iiiiip insi iI, .pi sons ohimiIc would rnll
out ibe iiiiiiiIh r of minutes left, Willi tlneiiis ngiiiiisi 1'nr;:' es, il lie did
liolBgiec 10 (ii'ijanir.p. At thp end of llial (hup, llie Jniles lint liein"
!lr, to oriun?.'', left llip rouin mid lh'' crowd proci cili ,1 lu elei t nine
Judges mid enny on thp election. Tim lice sinie nun concnilly
Irfl the i;rouii i w ithuiit ntin stilling ihnt there w as no lisp, of llns
v.. Mil" tin re. The polls were t.o crowded ilurmi; I Ik: liist 1 n r t (d'
the day doit lln: ciui 11s could not eel up to the w indow lo nte.
Thrpaii were made, nuninst the fiee s;au: nu n. In tin: iif irnoon
the Kcv. Mr. liil;.ninck was iitmiked and diiven oil liy th mol.
A m nil liy sniiip palled " Texas," made it .pcepi In I lie crowd liiin
litem lo vole and 10 remain 011 the p'oiind till the polls w ere c.lcsi il, lor
f;r the Aliiiliiioiii sls would conic there in (he iifteriioon and overpower
them, and thus ilicy would lose all Iheir lioiililp.
For in.ikin' an 11 lli Invil in protest nsmiisl the eleetinn, silting:
forth the fie is, Mr. Iluiess was indi. ied l y die ti' n 11-I Jury fur per
jury, which 11 1. 1 ic tine 1 it was fi 11 11 id 11 mi c lit. tn ft tie, n 11 mm hs ai;o, and is
Mill peudini;, Mr. lluri-M never li.ivnii; been nit'orui' d w ho lus ncru- j
i scr Wfs, in' what was the testimony iipiunst him. A huge, majority,
lour to one, (if the actual setilers of ihe tlislrn'l were fiee stale men, ami 1
t)inean not be (he I. ast doutil thiil if iniiie hut llie in Mud setilers (d
t'i di-'i at had vnii d at the election, h(. ftce si ale 1 andniiiie w onld :
have been elecicd. Tin: iiunibiT of leL'al votes in the district ; necortl- i
in g to the. census returns, w tit, Hl. 1 he tolnl I111111U r of votes east 1
w h ilTJ, and nf ihosc but .'I'J are on the relui us, and liom llie lesli- I
lin.iiy and reci mis, we are satisfied ll.nl not ovi r forly legal voti s w ere j
c.i -l ftl ihe election. A body of tinned M issotirians cnine into ihe tbs- j
trict previous :u llie el( CI inn, and cncanipeil there. Mefoie lla: time;
arrie l for openin:' the polls, the Misumi lans went inlo niiotlier than I
the Inw ti nppoiiiled for the election ; and one of the Judges appoiiilcd
by ihc invenior and two chosen by the M tssintrmns piocectl'ii to open
this polls and carry on the election. 'I he. Missnurians said none but
fr.r lnr",r iii.-ii khuold ou., Htnl 1 1 ir.'ille it, (I It, bliont ny (rffi ntule
In this Disiriii Ipu persons lii'lonini; lo the Wyandott tribe, nf
Indians vole I. They were of that class who under the law were
eniiilid lo vol", but tliPir resilience was in Wyandott Vtllaife nt, (he
in nidi of the Ivinsas Uivcr, and they had no ritjhl to vote in tins
Dt.slrict. They voted the pro slavery ticket. I'.leven men recently
from l'piinsylvanin voted the free suite ticket. From the testimony,
(hey had not, at lh": time of the election, so established their residence
as in have entitle I them (o vole. In both these classes of cases the
.In I ;es ex uninc'l the voters tinder oath, and allowed them to vote, and
in all respects the eleetinn seems lo have lieen conduced fairly. The
rejection of both would not have chnnsjed the result. This and the Hth
Kl.etion District, formed one. K"prceritativc District, und was the
only one to which the invasion from Missouri did not extend.
The lih, lftlh, tllh and I v!(h election Districts, heinjj all sparsely
s'tih i!, were aiiached (oether as a Council District, anil (he 1 Ith and
liih as a Itcrnesi ntntive District. This Klection District is (0 miles
north from Pawnee, and l.VI miles from KnnsasCity. It is the north
west settlement in t lie: Terruorv, and contained, when the census was
vole. Hut tlnrly or l"riy el the c.ni.ens nf Ihe precinct were present,
and many of ih"in ill I lint vole.. At llie l.itili: Miar precinct, Ihe
eleel ion Kcined to have been conduct d fairly, an 1 then: a tree slate
miil'irity W'as polled. I'riini the tes'.iui'.iny, the. whnle disiric.i appears
in have IjecM lars;. ly lice stale, and hail mine lull acta il settlers voted , ,,!,,.. ,, :ti inheliitanls. of whom v!l were voters. There Was. on the,
lh free slale c.ni'liila'i s would have been elei-ted by a lar-e majority. uiay nffleciion, no white settlement aUint Marysville, the place of vol-
I'rom a careful ex mini, ill. m (,f the tesiitnmiv and Ihe r. -(Is, we hull , j(l!ti fr m,,., 0Xc.epl thai Marshall litshnp kept n store and
that fiom 'J'M to -.'J.'i pe,-il votes weir polled out of n-s-,, ihe total iiiini- ! c.'y at (,c crossing of the l!i' l!!ue and California road. Your com
ber given in the. precincts of the full district. Of the Ic-.J Votes cast, : mnlPe W ,mble lo t.ropure witnesses from this District. Persons
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state candidates receivid l'l'J.
SI.XIII MsrFKT. KOKT SC'OIT.
I u lin tL-ere nresent lit ll.p eleptioo. were rlnlv Slimmonerl bv nn nflicer.
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und aiming thrm was F. J. Marshall, the member of the House from
A company of citizens from Missouri, mostly from Tales County, "' l"Hir.cl. Ull ins return tne oincer was arresie,, anu (Rtaineo, ana
came into this District the day before the' election, some e..tnpin and ! " b,," " ""' nnn"'9 of, " thp summoned, were
. . . ..... ... i ulm.i.n.l .....i.. I ni.i.mitliLli Dnfl rf.fl not iLilirnr l,.Uitrn tlio I .rimllllMPA
ol iers nulliiiL' un nt I ie Mib be. louse. nv niiiiiheii d rum HKI to ' ... I I ' " "i "' "' " . I ' .
and ctiine in wamis and on horse b.-n k, carivii'- lh' ir piu isinns
iieriuly nrnie.1 Willi pistols. I hey
I The returns show thai, in defiance of the Governor's proclamation, the
; volm was viva lore, instead ot liy balloL JVil names appear upon
' ihe poll bonks, as Voiiiiz, and by comparing these names with llnjie
on the census rolls, w e find that but 7 of the hitler voted. The person
vodd for as Ilepresenlative, F. J. Marshall, was chief owner of the
; s'orc at Marysville, and was there sometimes, but his family lived in
Weston. John I inii.ililsnn, the candidate, voted lor, lor the Council,
I lin n lived in Jackson County, Missouri.
)n the day afu r the election, Mr. Marshall, with 25 or 30 men from
ami lenis Willi Ihein und were L'e
; ij"'hii'd Iheir piii.ose lo Mile, und ciauuul iheiiPhlloilo.su. Ilicy
I W ent to the polls eeniT.dly in small hi da s w ith tickets in their liiinds,
I and ninny, if not alt, voted. In some rn-i s th. y d'cland that they
I had Voted and pivc Ihejr rensntis lursu lining. Mr. A inh rsnti, a pio-
I slavery canuidiile lur Ihe l.e"islature. cndi avnnil lo (Itssuailp Ihc nni:-
i resideiils fn'iii voliup, bi i:aii.se he did lint wish tin: cli clmn contested.
! This person, however, insisted upon voting, nod upon his rihl lo
! do so. jNo one was challenged or sworn, and till voted w ho desired
i ....I. L(L. I..- m' i(ri., .1... ..V,.,i,.l,.,.. ft., f'nioicl. .,.i.,l I Ihey bad voted aboiii IM voles.
Manv of the free slate nu n did nni vole, but vonr Committee is satir.- I P" ' "'r V'n l'Hny-
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nni ii. in, ... .... . i. -,'.. ...i. s I"" "'"' ......... , ,.. I, iur,r, r.r , I, .,,,,.,. ,!,.. , !,i;.. frm ,1,.
Mr. Andei'son, one of thee candahiles, was an iinimirm d , . ,' ' ' ., ', .
Wcsion. Mo, was on the way from Marysville to the State, Some
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Out of Ihice hundred and lihv voles cast, not over one lU. : " i,i..)' iiim j , n . ii.u .. i.. . . , e,,,..
d were h -il, and but sixtv.four ofilm.se naiued in the census taken : ' ' - "I' 1 "".V. . " . ' '. ''. ""
......:. e, . i.u iiiiii v.iir.M 1111,11 1 i:hi Tinn ir 1 nrii n 1 nun. inp inn ni iiiur
does not appear lo have been any emieralion into that Dis
own who siiould come no in vole. Mr. Min kU e. one of llie Judges 1 '' lh Uisinei, olid encanipcil near ihc polls on Ihe clay Ineceilw
eieeted by Ihe. Missnurians, hod o store near the boundary, lixisl by election. They were armed with pistols and nilu r i npons, and dc
Ihcpioclaniation ol Ihe Governor, while he, cullivaleil a farm in Mis- limed their purpose lo vole, in older lo secure the election of pro
ouri, w here Ins lamily lived, am! where his lee.d residence was then slavery members. They said ihey were disappoints! ill not lindin
ii it.! is now. The M ioui i.ius also In Id a side election for Governor i "'ore Yankees there, nml that th.y hud brought more men (linn were
of lh-. Territory, voting for Thomas Johnson of M.awnee MisMon. J neei ssary lo counterbalance their vote. A number of them wore
The lie- staic meii, liii'liii' the. polis under lliecnntinl of iiun-risah ins! l'"es ol blue riiiimn, Willi a mono, ami the company were unuer me
man, w ho came inlo the District Irom Missouri, a tew days iietore llie
election, mid boiirdrd nt llie public house until the day ifier cleriinn.
lie then look W illi huu the poll lists, mid did not rcium lo K.irt Scott
Hold the occasion of u barbecue (he week uefotr int .! cti.;; tif Oct. !,
Im'i.1. llevoKd ol that election, and lifter il left, und has not since
been in Ihe District. S. A. Williams, the other pro-slavery (un
did. He, nl Ihc lime of the election had a claim ill the Territoiy, but his
h -id residence was mil there until lifter (he diction.
I' ' liv l. ' I l 1... 1. l l.l rfi
From two lo three hundred men from llie State of Missouri came in '" nurscui.cn, mio i-auip mere i ni.y
w..oo, ., ImrspbacK lo the . ledum crnun.i nl Swiiy.ci's creek, in ""' K''", revolvers and bowie knives, and had bndRes
best test in the power of vour Committee, there, were but 7 legal votes
cast ill l lie District, and 3'Jt illegal.
The election in this District was conducted fairly. No cwmpluint
whs made 1 1 1 a t illegal votes were cost,
j TlilltTKENTH DISTRICT.
I Previous lo the day of election, several hundreds of Missnurians
i fiom Platte, ("lay, Boone, Clinton, and 1 toward Counties, came into
llC , of hemp in their biilion-holes and elsewhere about their persons. They
clauneil (o have o right tn vole, Irom the lact that they were there on
ihe. trotind, nod had, or intended to make, claims in the Territory, al-
iiiouii ineir inmiiK'S were in Missouri.
Tin y conslniiled a decided ina jni ii y ,. direelioii of leaders
A netiiinn si-ned bv a nuiiorilv of (he resideiils 1 selves i-ni. eliilly, unless llie re
efusi d lo, und did not, von
Ihe, actual settlers.
nf the district was sent lo the Gnvci nor. J he w hole number ol voters
' in this district, according lo the census returns was 47, the number of
votes cast was Nl, of whom but 1 b were residents ; the iiiiiiiIh r of resi
dents wlio .e u.iuies are on ihc census rolls, who did not vote, w as II'J.
For so hp d.ty.1 prior lo ihe elecn.ui, companies of nu n w cic orgmi-
i.i'dj in J.i ks.in, I . ass and Clay eouni i-s, Mu., for the p'li pose of cuni-
declnicd iheir inKnii.'ii lo eouduct ihein-
sideiilH of the tin limy am ml I. d to step
them Irom voling. Tw o of (he Judges of hh clion appointed by Gov.
lb eih r, reliisi d lo serve, whereupon two ollieis were appoimcd in iheir
The Judges aptxiiuled by the. Governor opt nrd the polls, und some,
persons ollcred to vote, and when their voles were rejected, on the
-round that tin y w ere not resideiils of the District, the crow d threat
, eiied to tear the house down, if the Judges did not leave. The Judges
then withdrew, taking (he poll books with them. The crowd then
proceeded (o select other persons to net as Judges, and the election went
on. Those persons volintr, who were sworn, were asked if they con-
l by the crowd of Missouruiiis w ho sin rounil.il ihe polU. The ! "id'-red themselves resideiils of the District, and if they said they did,
they were allowed lo vote. Hut lew of the residents w ere present and
voted, and the Free Stale men, as n general thing, did not vote. After
the Missnurians got through voting, they returned home. A for'ial
return was made bv the Judges of election, stltingout (he facts, bu it
was not verified, 'flic number of legal voters in this District was 6,
of whom a majority w ere Free Stale men. Of these voted. The
tolal number of voles cast was Uliit.
new ly aiiiioiiited Jud-es refused to lake, the oalh pn scribul I y Gov.
I I'eeder, but made one lo suil themselves. Andrew Johnsmi r((iiest(d
! each voter to swear if be had a claim in the T( i riioi y, and if he hud
in to th : 1 ei i il i ii y and voting in Ihe ,:h disli id. 1 he (lay previous ! voieu m nnoineruisu ici. i ne juo-es urn noi miic loeuinn pi. -.sci imn,
toTh" election, so. m: 1 ' K or 'nHI Missoiirians, nniied with guns, pistols ! Imt were sworn (o receive all legal voles. The MissouriauK voted
And knives, came mlo (hi: Ti-rn'ory and rainped, some al Bull Creek j wuhout being sworn. They snpporled II. J. Stiekh r for Council, iii.d
Bud otheu al Polaw nlatnie Creek. Their camps w ere ubout IG miles j M. W. McGn: for Hcprescntalive. They h ft the rvenvns of lection,
hnart. On ihc evening x fore t'ic ilenion, Jud-e 1 Iaiuilton, of the ', Some of llietn slarlrd on horeback for Lav. icnce; ihey said ihey couid
Csss ('.unity Oiui't, Mo , came from the I'ul.iw atainic Creek camp to j he there lie fore in-lit, and all went the way lie y came. 1 ne census j Jt Wil!, gem-rally rumored in tins District, for some days before the
Bull Cieek for lii) more Missnurians, ns they had not ciiou-h there to I list bhow s legal voters in the District 'J.'i voles were rati; ol eleelioii, that the Missoiirians were coming over lo vole. Previous to
rend r the el. ciion certain, and .i'suu (hat unmix r went down there these - were k sidenis; 17 of whom we . :n f lie district when (he ekcimn, men from Missou i came inlo the District and election
with him. n the evening before the election Dr. B. C. Wesif.dl was I census was taken. Some, of the resule.its present ' the polls did not ,.,.rrd fr the Pro-Slavery candidates. Gen. David It. Atchison and a
cieend tn nci as one of ihe Judges of F.lcc.jon in the Bull Creek pie- vote, ueclanng u nsdess. Candidates de :hned lo ml. on " e lire slale purty conlrolled the nominations in i
cirtti, in place ol one ol llie Judges appointed hy Ihe Governor, who It I hckci, oecaus- iney were unw ound to run uie nsa in so uocipon n
ill -aid, would not be there the not day. Dr. Wcsifall was at ihat contest, il being: known thai a great many -ere ci niinu' lip from Mis
time n ri.i.. n of Ja' kson county, Missouri. hi the mornitig of elec-! souri to vole. Nearly all the settlers were fiee slate mm, und 3 of the
tio, Ihe polls lor Bull Creek precinct were opened, and, wilhoul i-gni v.nes given werecasi mr uie only nee snue caiiuiuaie imiinn
I one of the primary elections.
nirrtti oak precinct.
Several hundred Missoiirians from Buchanan, Platte and Andrew
Counties, Mo., including a great many of the prominent citizens of
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SWasring llie Jil'lges, they proereded (il receive (lie. vot( S ot all W Ho .unuuier iinu'-i-, woo was o..im,o i-imni a' pic-, iiin.i.r. ,!., i u i .j,. v..... ...... .,,13 I... iii. i uie oujr miiiir, oiiu un uie uny in
tiff.. I iii hup l-'or thp sake of iiiiniMrancp tin v would "el some one I chum a saw null and a liouse in (he lemlory and lie was mere election in wagons and on Horses, and encamped there. Arrange-
M cp me In Ihe window, and oiler to vole, and w hen aski d lo lie sworn S part of llie time.
l". tr-i-d pi-ti ml lo grow aogiy nt the Judges, and wind i go uwi.y,
and las minu: would be put down as having ollcred lo vote, bul
" t"X- -led, refusing lo be sworn." This arr uig( ineni Was made piet i
onsly, and " rl'ei -tly uinlerstoo d by (lie Judges, lint f. w of llie icm-iV-iU.
nf ihe District wen: present al the election, and only 111 voted.
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m i . i . i . 1 1. , i ..-.. ii i 1 1 1 mi: pi . .. iii i nni j..... - (' Jsl
(Ji " .M is,i'iir:an voted lor Inniscll nod tlien von-d lor Lis nine son,
h'll l i or 1 1 yi irsold. t.'ol. t 'ofti-r, I lenry Y linger, and Mr. 1.) kins
wim v. ere vol' (I for and electnl lo the l.egishiiui-, were risidents of
Mis i in ui the lime. t'ol. t'oil'i r nil seip.cnt y miirrieil in the Teni
("iy Alii r ihe pulls were closed the reiuins were iiiiule, mid a man
-.Oniing '.o bp a niH.ristrale, certified on theni lhat he had sworn the
J id- s of eh ctuin b' li.ic ofauiing Ihe po'ls. 1 l lh Polawalamic prp-
cnr! the .Missoiiniios uiti niled llin election, and alter Ihreatenin
('l-BMiut, tin: only J idge present appointed by the Governor, to induce
him I i resign, llu-y proceeded to elect two oilier Judges-one a Mis
"ilri in ami the oilier u resident of another p-eciuct of that District,
i he polls wen: then opened, and all the Mnaiyutiuiis Wi ic allowed to
tote wilhnut Is ing sworn.
A' er ihe pulls were closed, and (he return! m uie out for Ihefigna
lurei.f the Judges, Mr. Cliesiiut refused to sign them, ns he did not
con. Jer theni coned returns of legal vutcrs.
Bul his legal residence was then, and is now, near incuts ere made for I hi in to cross the ferry at St. Joseph, free of ex
Westpori, in Missouri, where he owns and conducts a valuable farm, j pense to tin mselves. 'I hey were armed with bowie knivesand pislols,
and where his family resides.
Kin iriii iiiti:kt. !
This was nil tn lud lo die "ih Disii iet fur n nu mb r of (lie Couticil j
and a lb lueseiil.tiive and ils tote was conliollul i v the illegal vole
ihen. The census shows Iii) Votes ill il-
whom u in ii jor it y vodd the free stale lit liel.
SIMII lllSTIlK T.
Fort Biley und Pawnee tue in this District
selected by the Governor as the temporary
-117 voles were cast, of
guns and rifles. On the muriuii- of ihe election, the Free tl'.ute can
didates n T.igrtr:! in a lusly, on account of Ihe presence of llie large num
Urof nniied Missout inns, nt which the crowd cheered und hurrahed.
Gen. B. I'. Stiingfellow was present, and was pioininciil in promot
ing lh- elis iion of (he Pro-Slavery ticket, as was also Hon. Willard
P. Hall, and others of the mo:t prominent ciliv.ens of St. Joseph, Mo.
I But one of the Judges of Flection, nppoiiiled hy (he Governor, served
I on thin day, and (he crowd chose two ollieis to supply the vacancies.
The l.tller place was I The M issouriuns said (hey came there to vole for and secure the
pital ; und he designed ' election of Major Win. P. Bichnrdson. Major llichardson, elected to
there lo e.xi "lid the sums nppropriiileil by Congress in the (onslruciion i ihe Council, had hud a Inrni in Missouri, where his wife and daughler
of suilable houses lor the Legislature. A good deal of building was ' lived Willi his Minin-law, Wilhinl 1'. 1 lull, he himself generally going
Mr 'ihen beiii" done nt the fort near by. For I hesp reasons a number nf I home lo Missouri every Saturday night. Ihc (arm was generally
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mechanics, mostly (torn I'ennsj Iv aimi, came mlo llns district in i Know u as tne ivicnariison i.irui. lie nana claim in me 1 errilory
March, m.'ij, to seek eniploymeiiL Some ol these voted at the ejection, j upon which was a saw -null, and where he generally remained during
The eonstriirlion cf ihs capital w as hi st posi otied, then abuiMlooed, the w eek.
mid finally the she of the town was declared bv (he Seen-tury of War, j Some of the Mis'nuriuns gave as I heir reason for voling, that they
10 be within the military reservalioii of Foil ltiiey. Some of the in- : had heard that F.aslern emigrants Wtrc 10 be at that election, though
habitants letuiucd lo the Siaieu, und some lo other pails c f die Terri-' no L'dstern emi-ranls were im re. Oihers said lhat ihey were going-
11 ry. Your Comniiliee find thai liny came in S'.uler", intruding lo vote for the put pose of milking Kansas a Slave Slale.
remain us such, and were ttititlol lo vole. ' i-'ouie ciauin d that Ihey had a right to vote under the provisions i5