BRECKINRIDGE AND LANE CAMPAIGN DOCUMENT, NO. 16. WHO ARE THE DISUNIONISTS? BRECKINRIDGE AND LANE, THE TRUE UNION CANDIDATES. John Breckinridge.

BRECKINRIDGE AND LANE CAMPAIGN DOCUMENT, NO. 16. WHO ARE THE DISUNIONISTS? BRECKINRIDGE AND LANE, THE TRUE UNION CANDIDATES.

[Washington: National Democratic Executive Committee. Prepared and Distributed by the Jackson Democratic Association. Buell & Blanchard, Printers, 1860. 8pp. Printed in two columns per page. Caption title as issued. Disbound with some loosening, else Very Good.

Breckinridge, Buchanan's Vice President, was the 1860 presidential standard-bearer of the anti-Stephen Douglas branch of the Democratic Party, which had split during the 1860 nominating convention. Douglas had defied Buchanan over the Kansas issue.
The Breckinridge faction-- the Southern wing of the Democratic Party plus Buchanan loyalists-- "have never breathed one word that the most wicked and perverse imagination could conjure into even the shadow of a want of fealty and allegiance to the Constitution and the Union." Indeed, they claim the pro-Union standard: supporters of Douglas, Bell, and Lincoln have all threatened disruption of the Union on a variety of occasions. And Republicans are a purely sectional party, unlike Breckinridge Democrats.
Not in Eberstadt, Decker, Sabin. OCLC locates a number of institutional copies. Item #36922

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