[2]   Millard Fillmore had been nominated for president by the Know-Nothing or American Party on February 26 while he was abroad. Upon his arrival at New York on June 22, he made numerous speeches in and around New York City and en route to his home at Buffalo. The most notable of these speeches was his ``Union Speech'' at Albany on June 26, in which he charged the Republican party with being sectional.

 [ return to text ]