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General elections are held in five states - Pennsylvania, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Minnesota

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10/11/1859
Five states held general elections on October  11, 1859.  Only Minnesota was electing a new congressman while Ohio had a contest for a replacement.  All other races were state level.  Ohio, Iowa, and Minnesota ran a full slate of elections while Pennsylvania elected an Auditor-General and Indiana four state representatives.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"The October Elections," New York Times, October 11, 1859, p. 5.

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