Arkansas Democratic Convention meets in Little Rock

The Arkansas Democratic Convention met in Little Rock and nominated as their candidate for governor, Richard H. Johnson, editor of the True Democrat newspaper and a harsh critic of Stephen Douglas.  The gathering nominated eight delegates to the national convention in Charleston, South Carolina and voted large majorities for motions calling for the U.S. Congress to protect slavery in the Territories.  (By John Osborne) 
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 Francis Vincent, Vincent's Semi-Annual United States Register.... 1st of January and 1st of July, 1860 (Philadelphia: Francis Vincent, 1860), 254.
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