Tuesday, April 30, 2013

An Offer Of Land

William Hayden English
An offer to get the people of Kansas to except the Lecompton Constitution, the English Bill passed both houses of the United States Congress on April 30th 1858.

The English Bill which was passed by both Houses of Congress on April 30th 1858, it offered a grant of land of 3,500,000.  The grant required the acceptance of the Lecompton Constitution.  The bill was introduced by Democratic Representative William Hayden English.

The people of the Kansas Territory turned down the offer on August 21st 1858 by a vote of 11,812 to 1,926.

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