Stephen Douglas makes his formal acceptance of his nomination for President of the United States
The depleted Democratic National Convention in Baltimore had nominated Stephen Douglas for president after just two ballots. From Washington DC, Douglas gave his formal acceptance by letter pointing out the extreme dangers the nation faced and vowing to campaign against federal interference, for the maintaining of the Constitution, and the prevention of a split in the Union. (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), 182-184.