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The Republican Party convention opens in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, 1860, zoomable map
06/17/1856
The first Republican Party National Convention opened at the Music Fund Hall in Philadelphia. It nominated John Charles Fremont for president and William Lewis Dayton for vice-president. (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Thomas G. Mitchell, Antislavery Politics in Antebellum and Civil War America (Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers, 2007), 97-99.

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