Connecticut Democratic Convention nominates relectant Thomas Seymour for Governor
The Connecticut Democrats met in Hartford and nominated former Governor Thomas H. Seymour for Governor. Later in the day, Seymour sent a message declining but the Convention ignored this and nominated him again in the afternoon. He did run in the 1860 election but lost to the incumbent Republican William A. Buckingham. The meeting then elected eleven Douglas delegate for the national convention in Charleston. (By John Osborne)
"Connecticut Democratic Convention," New York Times, February 16, 1860, p. 1.