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INAUGURAL ADDRESS OF R.J. WALKER, GOVERNOR - Walker, Robert James - 1857. 
Lecompton: "Union Office," May 1857. - 24pp. Printed self-wrappers. A bit of wear at the edges, scattered light foxing. Very good. In a half morocco box. A key imprint from early Kansas history. Robert James Walker, the new territorial governor calls on the citizens of Kansas to recognize the call for a constitutional convention. Critical of the 1855 anti- slavery Topeka constitution, he avers that "Kansas should [not] become a state controlled by the treason and fanaticism of abolition." But it was not only the question of slavery that Walker pointed out as important issue for consideration; there were also the issues of railroad grants, taxes, public lands prices, educational policy, and more. "The Free-State party refused to participate in the convention and the pro-slavery Lecompton Constitution was framed, but later failed of approval by Congress. Walker resigned as governor in 1857" - Streeter. Rare. STREETER SALE 2002. KANSAS IMPRINTS 106. DARY 52. HOWES W41, "aa.". EBERSTADT 137:611. SABIN 37043.
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