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Democrats retake the Delaware governor's mansion and retain control of the State Legislature.

Delaware State House, Dover, Delaware, 1861, artist's impression
11/12/1866

The state elections saw the Democrats retake the governor's office and hold their control in both houses of the legislature.  Gove Saulsbury, the elder brother of two U.S. Senators, beat his Republican opponent James Riddle by 9,810 votes to 8,598 and replaced Republican William Cannon as governor while the Democrats held the State Senate by six seats to three and the House 15 seats to six.  (By John Osborne)

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"Delaware," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 264.

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