ed that the seventeen Democratic States which had voted at Charleston for the seceders' platform could, if united with Pennsylvania alone, elect the Democratic nominees against all opposition.
This hope doubtless floated before their eyes like a willo‘--the-wisp until the October elections dispelled all possibility of securing Pennsylvania for Breckinridge.
From that time forward there began a renewal of disunion threats, which, by their constant increase throughout the South, prepared the pu of a division of the spoils.
Such a combination made considerable progress in the three Northern States of New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.
It appears to have been engineered mainly by the Douglas faction, though, it must be said to his cre the whole opposition vote of the State of New York was cast for this fusion ticket.
The same tactics were pursued in Pennsylvania, where, however, the agreement was not so openly avowed.
One third of the Pennsylvania fusion electoral candidates we