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In Indiana, the Breckinridge Democrats meet in a state convention in Indianapolis

John Cabell Breckinridge, detail
07/31/1860
Although most Democratic opinion in Indiana was in favor of the Douglas ticket, a Breckinridge Democrat State Convention was held in Indianapolis.  The convention decided not to run a state ticket but reaffirmed the rights of slaveholders in the territories and endorsed Breckinridge.  On a conciliatory note, it voted to approach Douglas forces with a proposal to unify the state's electoral vote behind the Democrat garnering most votes in November.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Charles Zimmerman, "The Origin and Rise of the Republican Party in Indiana from 1854 to 1860,"  Indiana Magazine of History, December 1917, 399-400. 

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