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The Republican Party convention opens in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, 1860, zoomable map
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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