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Philadelphia Democrats urge the South not to take precipitous action over the Republican victory

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11/08/1860
Philadelphia Democrats from the city's Twenty-second Ward met in Germantown and declared that while the results of the election were regrettable they must be accepted.  They went on to appeal to the South not to take precipitous action and abandon "the weaker party at the North, struck down in their defense." They could not "spare a single star or single stripe from the glorious flag of the Union."   (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
Thomas Scharf and Thompson Wescott, History of Philadelphia 1609-1884, in three volumes (Philadelphia, PA: L.H. Everts & Co., 1884), 1: 737-738

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