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Andrews, J. D. (fl. 1860) to Francis P. Blair

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03209.03 Author/Creator: Andrews, J. D. (fl. 1860) Place Written: s.l. Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 12 May 1860 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Writes about various political matters. Discusses the nominations for the election of 1860. States that the "extreme men" of the Republican party will push the nomination of William Seward but says, "If we take Seward, we have the sectional strife, negro equality, and defeat." Writes "The South is coming together - [Stephen] Douglas will not be nominated but may even stump, if his friends have their own way." Francis P. Blair was a journalist and politician. As editor of various newspapers, he exerted influence over Jackson, Polk, and Van Buren. He later campaigned for and advised Lincoln. Seward, who was considered too radical, lost the Republican nomination to Abraham Lincoln. Stephen Douglas won the Democratic nomination. The Southern-Democrats, who called themselves National Democrats, nominated. John Breckinridge; John Bell was nominated by the Constitutional Union party.

People: Andrews, J. D., fl. 1860.
Blair, Francis Preston, 1791-1876.

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Politics, Election, Government and Civics, Republican Party, African American History, Abolition, Civil Rights, Slavery

Sub Era: Age of Jackson Lincoln