In Part 2 of our Hidden History on Horatio Seymour, the Democrat’s leader rises to become Governor of the State of New York. It is not and easy or long term in office. The Whigs set a political trap for Seymour and he cannot not avoid walking into it.
We also view the turmoil in the Seymour household as Horatio’s sister, Julia, marries. Her choice of a husband set up one of the greatest political family rivalries in the nation, one of the rising leaders in the Democrat Party now has a brother-in-law who is one of the rising leaders in the newly forming Republican Party.