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Kentucky Democratic Convention chooses James Guthrie as its candidate for president

Kentucky State House, Frankfort, Kentucky
01/09/1860
The Kentucky Democratic Party convention took place in Frankfort.  The gathering was largely moderate with representatives supporting slavery but remaining loyal to the Union.  It elected delegates to the national convention and endorsed for the presidential nomination native son James Guthrie, who as a supporter of the Dred Scott Decision, states' rights, and adherence to the Union echoed their collective views.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 26.

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