PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION, 1864. PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL UNION CONVENTION HELD IN BALTIMORE, MD., JUNE 7TH AND 8TH, 1864. REPORTED BY D.F. MURPHY, OF THE OFFICIAL CORPS OF REPORTERS FOR THE U.S. SENATE.

New York: Baker & Godwin, Printers, 1864. 94, [2 blanks] pp. Original printed wrappers, stitched. Bit of loosening, Very Good.

The Convention prominently featured loyal Border State men like Robert Breckinridge of Kentucky and William Brownlow of Tennessee. A dispute, well-documented here, on the seating of delegates is a foretaste of Congressional Reconstruction, with Thaddeus Stevens arguing that delegates from States in rebellion ought not to be seated at the Convention or represented in the Electoral College. This offering includes the nomination of Lincoln, the Vice-Presidential contest, and the list of delegates.
Sabin 51457. Not in Monaghan, Miles, Eberstadt. Item #27036

Price: $450.00