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Louisiana Democratic Convention selects Senator John Slidell as preferred candidate for President

John Slidell, detail
03/06/1860
The Louisiana Democratic State Convention was held in Baton Rouge.  The gathering gave a vote of confidence to the Buchanan Administration but warned that should a Republican ticket be elected in November southern states should meet to assess their options.  The delegates selected for Charleston were instructed to vote for John Slidell, the Louisiana Senator, during the nomination process for President.  (By John Osborne)   
Source Citation: 
"New By Telegraph,"  New York Times, March 7, 1860, p. 4. 

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