NH, II, 289-90. John Van Dyke of New Brunswick, New Jersey, was a Whig representative in the Thirtieth and Thirty-first Congresses. In his speech before the Republican National Convention on June 19, he paid tribute to Lincoln as follows: ``. . . I knew Abraham Lincoln in Congress well, and for months I sat by his side. I knew him all through, and knew him to be a first-rate man in every respect; and if it had not been the will and pleasure of the Convention to have selected William L. Dayton, I know with what perfect alacrity I would have gone for him. . . .'' Lincoln received 110 votes for the vice-presidential nomination on the first ballot. Senator Dayton of New Jersey received the nomination. Proceedings of the First Three Republican National Conventions, Minneapolis, 1893, p. 59 ff.
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