Elizabeth Bonney van den Bosch collection  1943-2002 (bulk 1943-1951)
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  1860 May 12 . Dennis McElhone ALS to Andrew B. Cochran; Washington, D.C. (4 pages)
Controversy over Philadelphia election results. Expectation that Douglas will be Democratic presidential nominee, and importance of Southern Democrats' acceptance of Douglas. Despite funding the government, "free white and enlightened" Northerners must "submit to Southern dictation and tyranny." Southerners' actions driving Democrats to the Republican Party. Would vote for any Republican except Simon Cameron. Opinion of Cameron. Expectation that Seward will be the Republican nominee. Upcoming visit from Japanese embassy. Letterhead with pictures of a patriotic seal and the United States Capitol.