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In New York City, Democrats meet to ratify a united front in November against Lincoln and the Republicans

Cooper Union for the Advancement of Arts and Sciences, New York City, circa 1855
Democrats dedicated to defeating Abraham Lincoln in November met at the Cooper Institute in New York City to put together a "fusion" movement to heal the split between supporters of Breckinridge and those of Stephen Douglas.  Politicians such as John A. Dix, Samuel Tilden, and John Cochrane gave fiery anti-Lincoln speeches and an agreement was ratified to unite Democrats in New York to defeat the Republicans the following month.  (By John Osborne)  
Source Citation: 
"Ratification of Fusion," New York Times, October 9, 1860.