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In New York City, crowds of Democrats gather outside Tammany Hall to hear the news of their defeat

Tammany Hall, New York City
11/06/1860
United States Marshal Ike Rynders, a leading Democrat in New York City, announced the mixed results of the presidential election to a late night crowd outside of Tammany Hall.  He said "My friends and fellow Democrats! The City is all safe. I had hoped that the country would be so, too, but there are those who can smell a nigger a mile and a half off, and they have prevented it." New York City's fusion ticket had defeated Lincoln handily but New York State's electoral vote went to the Republican candidate nevertheless.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
"How The News Was Received. Tammany Disconsolate," New York Times, November 7, 1860  

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