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Rhode Island Republican Convention held in Providence

Providence, Rhode Island, circa 1858, zoomable view
The Rhode Island Republicans met in Providence to nominate state electors for the upcoming presidential election. They selected the recent governor of the state, Thomas G. Turner and Woonsocket businessmen Lattimer W. Ballou, who had met Lincoln on his trip to the area earlier in the year, former Whig Lieutenant-Governor Elisha Harris, and Quaker David Buffum.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"Rhode Island Republican Convention,"  New York Times, September 21, 1860, p. 1. 


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