Illinois Constitutional Union supporters hold their state convention in Decatur

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. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Campaigns/Elections
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