Democratic National Convention enters its second day in Baltimore

The reconvened Democratic National Convention entered its second day at the Front Street Theater locked in a heated debate over credentials.  Seven states which had bolted the Convention in Charleston in May were requesting recognition, some with competing delegations.  The debate on participation continued over several days and led ultimately to an even larger defection of Southern representatives who left to hold their own convention.  (By John Osborne)
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John G. Parkhurst, Official Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention, held in 1860, at Charleston and Baltimore .... (Cleveland, OH: Cleveland Plain Dealer, 1860), 104.
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