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Cumberland, Maryland citizens rally to support their congressman against the Maryland Legislature

Henry Winter Davis, detail
02/16/1860
A large public meeting in Cumberland, Maryland gave vocal support to their congressman, Henry Winter Davis, who the Maryland Legislature had censured the week before over his vote for Republican William Pennington as Speaker of the House.  Praising Pennington's election as a defeat for radicals of both sides, the meeting decried those who would use sectional issues to gain party triumphs and condemned the censure vote.  (By John Osborne)     
 
Source Citation: 
"Hon. Henry Winter Sustained at Home," New York Times, February 25, 1860, p. 3. 

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