The depleted Democratic National Convention in Baltimore nominates Stephen Douglas for President
On its sixth and final day, the Democratic Convention in Baltimore reached a crucial juncture. More than 140 members from southern states had withdrawn over the credentials fight and arguments over the protection of slavery. The depleted convention then moved to the selection of its candidates for the national ticket and Stephen Douglas of Illinois was nominated on the second ballot with Benjamin Fitzpatrick as his running mate. (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), 169.