Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “The Chicago Convention,” May 21, 1860

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    “The Chicago Convention,” Richmond (VA) Dispatch, May 21, 1860, p. 2: 1.
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    Richmond Daily Dispatch
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    The Chicago Convention
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.

    The Chicago Convention.

    The Convention to nominate a President for the Free States has completed its labors. – The aspiring and tortuous SEWARD, after sounding the tocsin of an “irrepressible conflict,” and involving the whole country in [civil?] convulsions for the purpose of securing the Presidency, has again been disappointed of the nomination. We should like to see a portrait of his face in the next Harper, representing him after the decisive news from Chicago; also one of BANKS, WADE, and the other aspirants. GREELEY, who has proved himself the swordfish of the Black Republican whale, ought to have a prominent place in the picture gallery. Nor would the interest of the collection be complete without WEED, the right-hand man of SEWARD, who is so cunning that he is supposed to have been suckled by a fox, and whose countenance just at this time must look a combination of the Wandering Jew and the impenitent thief.

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