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Lincoln Barely Makes It To The Nomination For The Presidency After one Delegate changes His Vote in His Favor

Category: Presidents
Item Number: 5899
Price: $275

[Abraham] [Lincoln]

Historical newspaper. Splendid account of Lincoln's very close nomination to the Presidency of the United States. How Lincoln was seriously behind Seward in the first ballot. Moore's Rural New Yorker, For The Week Ending Saturday, May 26, 1860, Rochester N.Y. In part: "...The resolutions were adopted, and on motion the Convention proceeded to ballot for a candidate for President of the United States. Various individuals were put in nomination, and the vote resulted as follows:... FIRST BALLOT Seward - 173 1/2 Lincoln - 102. . .Not having effected a choice, another, and the final ballot, was taken, when Abraham Lincoln, of Illinois, received 2311/2 votes, or within 11/2 of the nomination. Mr. Andrews of Mass. rose and corrected Massachusetts, by changing four votes, and giving them to Lincoln, thus nominating Lincoln by 21/2 majority..." Very light foxing, otherwise in very good condition.

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