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Benjamin Butler booed off the stage at Democratic meeting in Lowell, Massachusetts

Benjamin Franklin Butler, detail
07/26/1860
Benjamin Butler had been elected a delegate from Lowell, Massachusetts to the Democratic National Convention in Charleston, South Carolina with instructions from his constituents to vote for Stephen Douglas.  He instead had voted for Jefferson Davis through much of the convention and when he returned home to Lowell was regarded as a traitor.  He attended the meeting in Lowell that was to endorse Douglas but was driven by catcalls from the stage as a "Breckinridge Democrat" and left the hall.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
Arlo Bates and Moorefield Storey, The Record of Benjamin Butler, compiled from original sources (Boston, MA, n.p., 1883), 7. 

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