Viewing Debates and Proceedings of the Democratic Wing of the Minnesota Constitutional Convention (1857).
A constitutional convention to adopt a constitution for the new state of Minnesota was held in St. Paul from July 13 to August 29, 1857. It immediately divided into separate Democratic and Republican wings, which held and recorded their own debates. They finally authorized a conference committee of members of both wings to draft a constitution. It was adopted by each wing on August 28, 1857, and ratified by voters on October 13, 1857.