Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Pennsylvania,” March 5, 1860

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    “Pennsylvania,” Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, March 5, 1860, p. 2: 1.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    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.


    The action of the Democratic State Convention of Pennsylvania on Thursday last may be briefly stated thus: The Administration men, pure and simple, triumphed in the organization by ten majority, according to Forney’s paper, the Philadelphia Press. They helped themselves to all the contested seats by a similar vote. They took three of the four delegates at large to Charleston, to wit, Bigler, Dawson and Baker. They gave the other one to the Anti-Lecompton side – Montgomery. They then nominated Henry D. Foster, Anti-Lecompton, for Governor, and elected a pretty clean lot of Administration delegates to Charleston from the twenty-five Congressional districts. The Philadelphia Bulletin thinks that Douglas has little or nothing to expect from the delegation. The Press says “there is a fair prospect that the real wishes of Pennsylvania may find a Partial expression in the formation of a Presidential ticket and the platform of the campaign of 1860.”

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