Excerpt from Official Proceedings of the National Democratic Convention, Held at New York, July 4-9, 1868
The National Democratic Convention, to nominate candidates for the office of President and vice-president of the United States, assembled at Tammany Hall, in the City of New York, at 12 July 4th, Independence Day, pursuant to the call of the National Democratic Executive Committee.
The Hon. August belmont, Chairman of the National Democratic Committee, appeared upon the platform in the performance of his duty of calling the Convention to order, and was greeted with loud cheering. When order was completely restored, he spoke as follows.
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