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Lincoln's AutocratThe Life of Edwin Stanton$
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William Marvel

Print publication date: 2015

Print ISBN-13: 9781469622491

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: January 2016

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.001.0001

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The Golden Triangle

The Golden Triangle

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Lincoln's Autocrat
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William Marvel

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469622491.003.0003

This chapter examines Edwin M. Stanton's travails as a lawyer and his political fortunes as a Democrat. The presidential campaign of 1844 proved as tumultuous as any since the rise of Andrew Jackson. Texas loomed so large that it virtually decided the race, dooming both the presumptive Democratic Party nominee Martin Van Buren and his Whig rival Henry Clay. The October elections in Ohio were disastrous to Democrats, in large part because of uncertainty over gubernatorial candidate David Tod's attitude toward banks. The rest of this chapter discusses the trial of Caleb McNulty, who was charged with embezzlement of public funds while he was Clerk of the Ohio House of Representatives, and his acquittal thanks in part to the defense put up by Stanton, one of his lawyers. It also considers Stanton's friendship with Salmon P. Chase.

Keywords:   presidential campaign, Edwin M. Stanton, Democratic Party, Martin Van Buren, elections, Ohio, David Tod, trial, Caleb McNulty, Salmon P. Chase

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