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Chapter 27, Section 1 of the General Laws of the State of Kansas (1861) provides for punishment by death for any person convicted of treason against the state. The legislature enacted the law at its first session ending March 26, 1861. The following year, the Legislature enacted a death penalty for persons convicted of first degree murder. These laws demonstrate the state's initial stance on capital punishment.

Creator: Kansas Legislature.
Date: 1861

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Item Number: 208566
Call Number: SP/345.1/K13
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 208566

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