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In Portland, Maine, the state's Democrats meet to nominate candidates for the September elections.

Portland, Maine, region, 1860
08/03/1866

The Maine Democratic Party met in its convention at Portland, recent scene of the disastrous July fire.  The meeting nominated Eben F. Pillsbury as their candidate for governor and passed several heated resolutions, including one condemning the 39th Congress for its "malignant hostility to the cordial reconciliation of the people of the country."  Pillsbury, along with all five Democratic nominees for that Congress were handily beaten in the September 10, 1866 general election.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Maine," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 467-468.

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