Maryland Legislature censures Congressman Henry Winter Davis for voting for Pennington
American Party member of Congress Henry Winter Davis had ultimately voted for moderate Republican William Pennington as Speaker of the House after having supported the failed candidacy of John Adams Gilmer of North Carolina. This infuriated the American Party members of the Maryland State Legislature and a motion of censure was carried against him. His own constituents later supported him, however. (By John Osborne)
Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 96.