Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Breckinridge” in chapter 15 of Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 3:
...ly cast by voters having a mercantile interest or connection, while the masses gave nearly ten thousand votes for Lincoln, and divided five thousand between the two Democratic candidates, Douglas and Breckinridge .
Sumner prepared in the autumn, as a lyceum lecture, a tribute to Lafayette, in which, with a view to arrest a tendency to compromise which he foresaw was at hand, he brought into prominence Lafa...
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