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New York States' Constitutional Unionists meet in convention at Utica

John Bell, detail
07/12/1860
New York's state Constitutional Union Party Convention was held at the Mechanics' Hall in Utica, New York.  It endorsed unanimously the candidacies of John Bell and Edward Everett and named a committee to select electors. Speakers included former governor Washington Hunt and former congressman James Brooks, both ex-Whigs who would soon migrate to the Democratic Party when the Constitutional Union failed to gather momentum in New York.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"General Telegraphic News: The Constitutional Union Convention in Utica," New York Times, July 13, 1860. 

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