You have no more right to force a free-State constitution on Kansas than a slave-state constitution.
The slave-state men thought that the time had come to strike a blow that should settle the question in Kansas permanently.
Of course they voted,—all Democrats do their duty,—and of course they did not vote for slave-state candidates.
The free-state men and the slave-state men each elected a Delegate to Congress.
If Kansas wants a slave-state constitution, she has a right to it; if she wants a free-State constitution she has a right to it.
This convention was controlled by the slave-state men and adopted a constitution providing for slavery.
All the efforts of the pro-slavery party to form a slave-state seemed to be finally abandoned.
And from that time forth the fight was on between the free-state and slave-state parties in the new Territory.
They felt under deep obligation to him because he had appreciated their condition as a slave-state.
In 1803 they passed a law in aid of one or two slave-state laws in restraint of the internal slave trade.