If you do not receive Dave Roell’s weekly e-zine, do yourself a favor and sign up. Last week he wrote an article on the chart for the Republican Party.
A meeting was held in a school house in Ripon Wisconsin on Feb 28 1854.
Since school was in session, the meeting had to be held after 3pm, probably much later, after day work and dinner were completed.
The meeting could not have been held before 7pm but Dave uses 9pm. He has the chart calculated in his September 6 publication. Cut and paste this Link, as I cannot make the links “live” for some reason.
Dave replied: “I set the chart for the presumed conclusion of the meeting, not its start. Just as the 1776 chart is set for the climax, not the opening gavel. “