New York State Republican Convention selects William H. Seward as its choice for President
The New York Republican Convention met at the Corinthian Hall in Syracuse. Elias Leavenworth of Onondaga was elected as chairman and delegates for the National Convention in Chicago were chosen. The convention then voted unanimously and enthusiastically that William H. Seward would be the choice of New York for nomination as President in Chicago. (By John Osborne)
"Republican State Convention," New York Times, April 19, 1860, p. 1.