Vermont Democrats meet to nominate candidates for the fall elections.

Vermont Democrats met to nominate candidates for the September 1866 elections. Charles Davenport was selected as the gubernatorial hopeful and Charles D. Lindsley as his running mate. Both men lost heavily in the fall in a state almost completely under the control of the Republican Party.  Delegates also passed resolutions declaring their support for President Johnson and his policies and decrying the actions of the "hypocritical faction" in Congress resisting the readmission of the former Confederate states to representation.  (By John Osborne)

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"Vermont," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 762.

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