The CINCINNATI PLATFORM As It Is. [Drop title]. Democratic National Convention.
The CINCINNATI PLATFORM As It Is. [Drop title].

The CINCINNATI PLATFORM As It Is. [Drop title].

[Cincinnati]: [1856]. 1st Printing. Unpaginated, though 4 pages [last page blank]. 9" x 6-1/4". Printed self-wrappers. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning. Fold-lines. Very Good. Item #41962

This 4 page leaflet provides the party platform for the "1856 Democratic National Convention, which was the seventh political convention of the United States Democratic Party. Held from June 2 to June 6, 1856, prior to the November elections, at Smith & Nixon's Hall in Cincinnati, on the Ohio River in Ohio, it was the first national party nominating convention outside the "Original Thirteen States". The party nominated James Buchanan, U.S. Ambassador to Great Britain, for President (denying re-nomination to incumbent President Franklin Pierce), and former Representative John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky for Vice President.

The Buchanan-Breckinridge ticket went on to win the 1856 presidential election, defeating John C. Fremont with William L. Dayton from the new Republican Party, and a strong third party showing from the American Party of the 'Know Nothings' represented by former President Millard Fillmore and Andrew J. Donelson." [Wiki].

Not found in Sabin. OCLC records one holding institution [Williams].

Rare.

Price: $375.00

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