Democratic National Convention continues in Baltimore locked in debate over credentials and slavery
06/20/1860 to 06/22/1860
The reconvened Democratic National Convention continued in Baltimore locked in a debate over credentials. Seven states which had bolted the Convention in Charleston in May were requesting recognition, some with competing delegations. The debate on participation continued over several days and led ultimately to an even larger defection of Southern representatives who left to hold their own convention. (By John Osborne)
John G. Parkhurst, Official Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention, held in 1860, at Charleston and Baltimore .... (Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1860), 104.