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Predictive Words

YORK WASHINGTON MR LINCOLN PRESIDENT UNION BALTIMORE MADE MEN CITY DAVIS PHILADELPHIA PARTY DAY PENNSYLVANIA REPUBLICAN FLAG SPEECH HERALD MARYLAND MEETING BOSTON CITIZENS OHIO

This list of words are those that the topic model identifies as most likely to appear in documents in this category.

Exemplary Articles

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67%
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Tuesday, April 23, 1861

Colloquy

Lincoln—"I go 75,000." Davis—"I'll see that 75,000, and go 150,000 better."

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67%
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Friday, September 20, 1861

Sent to Fort Lafayette.

Washington, Sept. 19.

—Cameron has sent the Secession members of the Maryland Legislature to Fort Lafayette.

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64%
3
Tuesday, May 07, 1861

Conference of Governors.

Cleveland, May 4.

—Governors Curtin, of Pennsylvania; Dennison, of Ohio; Randall, of Wisconsin; Blair, of Michigan; Morton, of Indiana, and Ex-Governor Kearney, of Illinois, were in conference here last night. Their proceedings have not transpired. They were serenaded and addressed the people.

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63%
4
Friday, March 08, 1861

In Washington, Wednesday, the Vermont delegation called on Gen. Scott and Messrs. Seward, Dix and Bates. Gen. Scott made a speech in which he thanked Vermont for her Presidential vote in 1852.

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62%
5
Wednesday, January 30, 1861

The Route Of Mr. Lincoln.

—Mr. Lincoln will start for Washington on the 14th of February, and will proceed by the way of Cleveland, Buffalo, Albany, Harrisburg and Baltimore, to the Federal Capital.

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60%
6
Monday, April 29, 1861

The Ninth Star.

—Nine stars in any banner now. The ninth—"The Star of the West."

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60%
7
Friday, April 18, 1862

Hon. Theodore Frelinghuysen is very ill at Newark, N. J,

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59%
8
Monday, October 20, 1862

The Result of the Northern Elections.

Fredericksburg, Oct. 19.

—Northern dates to the 17th, P. M., have been received here. The Democrats have carried Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. The Republicans have carried Iowa. In Pennsylvania thirteen Democrats and eleven Republicans are elected. In Ohio twelve Democrats and 5 Republicans—three . . . more

The Result of the Northern Elections.

Fredericksburg, Oct. 19.

—Northern dates to the 17th, P. M., have been received here. The Democrats have carried Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Indiana. The Republicans have carried Iowa. In Pennsylvania thirteen Democrats and eleven Republicans are elected. In Ohio twelve Democrats and 5 Republicans—three districts not heard from in the last Congress the Pennsylvania delegation stood. Republicans 17; Democrats 8. The Ohio delegation—Republicans 12; Democrats 8. In Indiana, 8 Democrats and 3 Republicans are elected—In the last Congress there were 8 Republicans and 3 Democrats. In Iowa, all Republicans are elected. The State ticket has gone Republican by 10,000 majority. The Democratic majority on the State ticket in Pennsylvania is 10,000, and in Ohio 28,000. In Indiana, Colfax (Dem.) and Julian are defeated. In Ohio, Gurly, (Rep.,) Pendleton and Cox, (Dems,) are elected. In Pennsylvania, Grow (Speaker) is defeated, and Thaddeus Stevens reelected.

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Thursday, October 08, 1863

D. A. Mahoney, editor of the Dubuque (Iowa) Herald, late in Fort Lafayette, has been nominated for the Sheriffalty of Dubuque by the Democrat there.

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Wednesday, April 24, 1861

Senator Douglas, with his family, left Washington Sunday, for Chicago.

In this column are pieces from the Daily Dispatch that best exemplified this topic; i.e. they had the highest topic proportions in this category. The pie chart to the right of each piece identifies the specific topic proportion for "North in the piece." You can view the complete topic proportion breakdown for an individual piece by clicking on the title. The handle slider handle on the bottom left of the chart can be adjusted to view articles and advertisements best exemplifying this topic for particular months.