In Maryland, Breckinridge supporter William Yancey of Alabama speaks before a large crowd in Easton

William L. Yancey of Alabama was a leading "Fire Eater" and had been campaigning extensively for the Breckinridge ticket.  He spoke at Easton in Maryland before a large crowd, denounced Stephen Douglas, and declared him irrelevant to the contest.  He then warned that a Lincoln victory would mean that"the white race would lose its position by being degraded to an equality with the negro."  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
"The Political Campaign - Speech of Hon. Wm. L. Yancey at Easton, Md," New York Times, September 27, 1860, p. 1. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Campaigns/Elections
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