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Illinois Constitutional Union supporters hold their state convention in Decatur

"For President John Bell For Vice-President Edward Everett," campaign banner, 1860
08/17/1860
Illinois supporters of the Constitutional Union ticket of John Bell and Edward Everett met in Decatur at their state convention.  Ninety-two delegates from twenty-six counties attended.  They named a slate of candidates for statewide offices and reinforced their intent to work for a Bell-Everett victory in November.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Illinois Bell and Everett State Convention,"  New York Times, August 18, 1860. 

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