Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Erasmus D. Beach” in chapter 1 of William Schouler, A history of Massachusetts in the Civil War: Volume 1:
...overnment of laws, and not of men.
In the election for governor, in 1860, there were four candidates and four political parties.
John A. Andrew, of Boston, was the candidate of the Republicans; Erasmus D. Beach , of Springfield, of the Douglas wing of the Democrats; Amos A. Lawrence, of Boston, of the conservative party; and Benjamin F. Butler, of Lowell, of the Breckenridge wing of the Democratic party.
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