1860. – A writer in the Richmond Whig nominates for President, Hon. Edward Everett, of Massachusetts, and for Vice President, Hon. John A. Gilmer, of North Carolina.
To the same effect, so far as Mr. Everett is concerned, writes Mr. Walsh, the distinguished Democratic Paris correspondent of the Democratic Journal of Commerce. “Two columns of a recent number of the National Intelligencer,” says he, “have the title, Tributes to Mr. Everett. On the part of the United States, the just and wise tribute would be to make him the next successor of Washington, in the office of President. No man acquainted with his character and other admirable qualifications can, by possibility, doubt that the trust would be discharged with a truly patriotic spirit and the most enlightened capacity. All Europe would applaud.”