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Harper's Weekly, June 25, 1864, page 402

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The Baltimore Convention met and organized on the 7th of June, and on the 8th, in one session, laid down its platform, nominated Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson with enthusiastic unanimity, and adjourned.

October 1, 1864, page 640
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There was never a Convention which more truly represented the people, and, upon the first opportunity offered, it showed its purpose in the most unmistakable manner. No one who watched its deliberations, or who has read its proceedings, but must feel that it expressed the strongest popular determination for the unflinching prosecution of the war by every efficient method. Its settlement of the Missouri question, by admitting the radical delegation from that State, and excluding the other, by a vote of 440 to 4, was the indication that the vast mass of the Union men in the country have parted company with the hesitating and doubtful course which has been associated with the name of Blair. The resolutions, clear, incisive, and full, are to the same result, and leave no doubt in any mind that the "Border State policy," having served its purpose, and a purpose with which we are not disposed to quarrel, is no longer the policy which the people of the country approve. This decision is emphasized by the nomination of Andrew Johnson, a life-long Democrat, who has been educated by fire and sword straight up to the necessities of the crisis.

Of Abraham Lincoln we have nothing to change in the views often expressed in these columns. That he unites perfect patriotism and great sagacity to profound conviction and patient tenacity, and that his conduct of our affairs has been, upon the whole, most admirable and wise, we are more than ever convinced; and that no public man in our history since Washington has inspired a deeper popular confidence we have no doubt whatever that the result of the election will establish. Of Andrew Johnson it is enough to say that there is no man in the country, unless it be Mr. Lincoln himself, whom the rebels more cordially hate. He fought them in the Senate, when they counted upon his aid, and he has fought them steadily ever since and with untiring energy. It is pleasant to record, of our personal knowledge, that one, of the wisest and truest patriots in the country, who has sacrificed not less than Johnson himself, says of the contingency of Johnson’s succession to the chief magistracy, that the country and the cause of American Liberty could then not be in safer hands.

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