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Missouri Democratic Party Convention meets in Jefferson City

Missouri, 1857, zoomable map
04/09/1860 to 04/11/1860
The Missouri Democratic Party Convention met over three days in the Hall of Representatives in Jefferson City.  Its platform supported the actions of the Buchanan Administration over the policies of Stephen Douglas and strongly defended the legality of slavery and the enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law.  It then nominated Claiborne Jackson for governor and named delegates for the national convention.  (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), 274.


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