Crittenden Launches Compromise Efforts

Tuesday, December 18, 1860

Kentucky Senator John J. Crittenden, introduces compromise legislation to avert conflict and secession. In 1858, former Whig Crittenden had endorsed the Senate candidacy of Democrat Stephen A. Douglas over former Whig Lincoln. The endorsement helped lift Douglas to reelection over Lincoln.

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