Divided Alabama Democratic Party holds two separate nominating conventions in Montgomery
The split in the Democratic Party in Alabama became clear when two separate conventions were held in Montgomery to nominate delegates for the upcoming reconvening of the national convention in Baltimore. The official meeting nominated delegates for Baltimore. The other more radical gathering led by William L. Yancey, voted delegates for Baltimore but authorized them to withdraw to a seccession convention in Richmond if need be. (By John Osborne)
James L. Murphy, "Alabama and the charleston Convention of 1860," in Thomas M. Owen (ed.) Transactions of the Alabama Historical Society, Vol. V (Montgomery, AL: Alabama Historical Society, 1906), 262-266.