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Bell-Everett newspaper in Augusta, Georgia calls the Breckinridge-Lane candidacy the "Suicide Ticket"

John Cabell Breckinridge, detail
07/15/1860
The Augusta, Georgia newspaper, Daily Chronicle and Sentinel, supporting the Bell-Everett ticket, dubbed the Breckinridge and Lane candidacy the "Suicide Ticket."  Taking political advantage of Lane's support for the detested Homestead Bill that many southerners considered an "abolitionist" measure, the editorial went on to describe the pair as "Squatter" Breckinridge and "Homestead" Lane.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Augusta (Georgia) Daily Chronicle and Sentinel, July 15, 1860, quoted in George M. Stephenson, The Political History of the Public Lands from 1840 to 1862 (Boston, MA: Richard G. Badger, 1917) 237. 

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