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In Pennsylvania, Douglas and Breckinridge Democrats unite behind gubernatorial nominee Henry Foster

Henry Donnel Foster, detail
09/17/1860
Democrats from both the Douglas and Breckinridge camps held a large political meeting together in Philadelphia in support of the Pennsylvania state-wide candidates.  They determined to unite in these races in November and heard a speech from the grateful gubernatorial candidate, former congressman Henry Donnel Foster.  Democratic unity was of no avail, though, for Republican candidate Andrew Curtin triumphed in the general election with more than 54% of the vote.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Democratic Meeting in Philadelphia," New York Times, September 18, 1860. 

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