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Democratic National Convention Proceedings of the Democratic National Convention, held at Baltimore, June 1-5, 1852, for the nomination of cadidates for president and vice president of the United States.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.188 Author/Creator: Democratic National Convention Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlets Date: 1852 Pagination: 1

Summary of Content: Records the proceedings of the convention which nominated Pierce for President. Gives very detailed descriptions of each day's proceedings, along with lists of committee members, the votes from each state broken down by district (if applicable), and who voted on which ballot. Printed by Robert Armstrong in Washington. Missing front cover, with 78 printed pages. First page is the title page. Sewn and glued binding, with most of the stitches missing.

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Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Keywords/Subjects: Election, Politics, Government and Civics, Democratic Party

Sub Era: Age of Jackson