The ‘State’ of Allegheny

One of the first centers of the organization of the Re¬≠publican party and scene of its first national conven¬≠tion in February, 1856, Allegheny County was strongly for Lincoln in the presidential election of 1860. As the vote count proceeded, one of the leaders kept sending telegrams to Lincoln’s home in Illinois, keeping him up on the news that “Allegheny gives a majority of …...
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