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1 Boston Whig, October 16.
5 The Southern Whigs in the Whig caucus, acting under the lead of Stephens and Toombs. supported Winthrop in a body in preference to Vinton of Ohio. Johnston and Browne's ‘Life of A. H. Stephens,’ p. 220.
6 This independent action of the three antislavery members which called out such intemperate criticism from Whig partisans was afterwards regarded, as Giddings states, as the germ of the Free Soil party of 1848, although they had no such thought at the time. (‘History of the Rebellion,’ p. 263.) The course of Giddings and Palfrey at this time, as well as the subsequent controversy between Giddings and Winthrop, are fully related in Julian's ‘Life of Giddings,’ pp. 206-238.
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