In Indiana, the Breckinridge Democrats meet in a state convention in Indianapolis

Although most Democratic opinion in Indiana was in favor of the Douglas ticket, a Breckinridge Democrat State Convention was held in Indianapolis.  The convention decided not to run a state ticket but reaffirmed the rights of slaveholders in the territories and endorsed Breckinridge.  On a conciliatory note, it voted to approach Douglas forces with a proposal to unify the state's electoral vote behind the Democrat garnering most votes in November.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
Charles Zimmerman, "The Origin and Rise of the Republican Party in Indiana from 1854 to 1860,"  Indiana Magazine of History, December 1917, 399-400. 
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Campaigns/Elections
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