New Hampshire Republicans hold their state nominating convention
Despite the heavy snow across New England, the New Hampshire Republicans held a well-attended nominating convention in Concord. Ichabod Goodwin was nominated for Governor. The former Whig was elected and was at the head of the state when the Civil War broke out. (By John Osborne)
"News of the Day," New York Times, January 5, 1859, p. 4.