Nebraska Democrats hold their territorial convention at Omaha
At ten o'clock in the morning in Omaha, the Nebraska Democratic Territorial Convention convened with Andrew J. Hanscom in the chair. The nationwide split was evident, with the Breckinridge forces largely pushing aside the Douglas supporters. The gathering did manage to nominate J. Sterling Morton for territorial delegate to Congress after only four ballots and uniting in the end to make the choice unanimous. (By John Osborne)
J. Sterling Morton, Albert Watkins, George L. Miller (eds), Illustrated History of Nebraska, Volume I (Lincoln, NE: Western Publishing and Engraving Co., 1911), 431-435.