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Conservative Republicans and Democrats of Massachusetts meet in Boston to nominate candidates.

Boston, Massachusetts, 1857
10/03/1866

Around 1,800 members of the National Union Party of Massachusetts, made up largely of conservative Republicans supporting President Johnson's policies, met in Boston.  The Massachusetts Democrats met the same day in the city and voted to support the candidates the National Union put forward for the fall state elections. These included Theodore H. Sweetzer for governor and Brigadier General Horace Lee for lieutenant-governor.  The ticket was completely defeated in November by large margins.  (By John Osborne)  

Source Citation: 

"Massachusetts," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 478-479.

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