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In Harrisburg, Andrew Gregg Curtin sworn in as the Pennsylvania's first Republican governor

Andrew Gregg Curtin, circa 1867, detail
01/15/1861
Republican Andrew Gregg Curtin was inaugurated as the fifteenth governor of Pennsylvania in a morning ceremony in Harrisburg, the state capital.  In his address, he said that Abraham Lincoln's election was being used as an excuse by certain states to diminish federal powers.  He was for seeking peace through compromise and would entertain constitutional amendments fairly voted upon but swore to "preserve the Union at any hazard."  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Position in Pennsylvania; Inauguration and Message of Gov. Curtin," New York Times, January 15, 1861.

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