Crafting a new constitution for Missouri was politically charged, with careers and reputations both made and broken in the battle. Central to it was Lincoln’s former Attorney General Edward Bates of Missouri.
Neels, Mark Alan
"“I Will Continue to Make the Best Defense I Can”: Edward Bates and the Battle over the Missouri Constitution of 1865,"
The Confluence (2009-2020): Vol. 5
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/confluence_2009/vol5/iss1/2