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Horatio Seymour withdraws his name from any consideration for the Democratic presidential nomination

Horatio Seymour, detail
06/05/1860
Some considered Horatio Seymour a compromise candidate for the Democratic nomination at the reconvening convention in Baltimore.  Seymour wrote a letter to the editor of his local newspaper declaring unreservedly that he was not candidate for either spot on the ticket.   He went on to support Stephen Douglas for the nomination and in the election.  He was the Democratic candidate 1868 and lost to Ulysses Grant.  (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), 505.

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