Washburn Leader clipping

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Settle, Josiah Thomas, 1850-1915; Political conventions; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902

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Whitelaw Reid, the New York Journalist, Nominated for Vice President.

His Nomination Made Unanimous and Without the Formality of a Vote.

Josiah T. Settle of Tennessee placed in nomination Thomas B. Reed of Maine, and it was seconded by a delegate from Arkansas. C. M. Louthen of Virginia ascended the platform and also seconded the nomination of Mr. Reed of Maine, not in behalf of any delegation but in behalf of the nation.

"In behalf of the delegation from Maine," said Mr. Littlefield of Maine, "I ask the delegates of this convention not to vote for Thomas B. Reed of Maine until they are assured that his name has been presented by his authority. I am sure he would decline to accept the nomination."

Mr. Luther, of Virginia, and Mr. Settle, of Tennessee, explained that they had not Mr. Reed's authority to present his name, but that they done so as a tribute to a man whom they regarded as one of the nation's great sons. Mr. Settle thereupon withdrew the name of Reed of Maine.




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