The Connecticut Republican Party Convention meets in New Haven
The Republicans of Connecticut met in their party convention at New Haven with August Brandagee of New London chairing. The one day meeting renominated Governor William Alfred Buckingham and reaffirmed its support for the principles of the party in both state and national matters. Buckingham would go on to serve as Connecticut's Civil War governor. (By John Osborne)
"Connecticut Republican State Convention," New York Times, January 14, 1859, p. 1.