Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Presidential,” August 30, 1859

Source citation
“Presidential,” Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, August 30, 1859, p. 2: 2.
Newspaper: Publication
Lowell Daily Citizen & News
Newspaper: Headline
Presidential
Newspaper: Page(s)
2
Newspaper: Column
2
Type
Newspaper
Date Certainty
Exact
Transcriber
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
Transcription date
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.

PRESIDENTIAL. – A dispatch from Philadelphia states that the opposition convention of Northumberland county yesterday passed resolutions recommending Hon Simon Cameron for the presidency. Senator Cameron certainly enjoys a high degree of popularity where he is best known. He is a shrewd man, with great tact in practical affairs, yet very unassuming. He says little, but works with a will. He, like his colleague, Gov Bigler, was bred a printer. Years ago Simon Cameron was one of the “hands” in the office of the National Intelligencer.

Attorney General Black, so says a Washington dispatch, recently stated that he was in receipt of a letter from Vice President Breckenridge, in which he said he would not in any event be a candidate for the presidency.

We hear nothing further about Mr Botts since his great speech from the steps of the Astor House; but he has not, probably, declined.

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