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subject in reference to my position.
Mr. Breckinridge's friends presented him to the people as the Union candidate.
I was one of Mr. Breckinridge's friends.
The Bell men presented the claims of the Hon. John Bell of Tennessee for the Presidency, upon the ground that he was the best Union candidate.
The Republican party, so farthe Hon. John Bell of Tennessee for the Presidency, upon the ground that he was the best Union candidate.
The Republican party, so far as I understand them, have always :been in favor of the Union.
Then here was the contest; between four candidates presented to the consideration of the people of the United States.
And the great struggle between them and their advocates was, who was entitled to pre-eminence as a man in favor of the preservation of the Union of hem, to bring about the same result.
Then what was the former contest?
Bringing it down to the present times, there has been no disagreement between Republicans, Bell men, Douglas men, and Breckinridge men, as regards the preservation of the Union of States.
Now, however, these measures are all laid aside — all these party qu