In Maryland, Breckinridge supporter William Yancey of Alabama speaks before a large crowd in Easton
William L. Yancey of Alabama was a leading "Fire Eater" and had been campaigning extensively for the Breckinridge ticket. He spoke at Easton in Maryland before a large crowd, denounced Stephen Douglas, and declared him irrelevant to the contest. He then warned that a Lincoln victory would mean that"the white race would lose its position by being degraded to an equality with the negro." (By John Osborne)
"The Political Campaign - Speech of Hon. Wm. L. Yancey at Easton, Md," New York Times, September 27, 1860, p. 1.