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Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Mr. Lincoln’s Speech," July 12, 1858

"Mr. Lincoln's Speech," Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, July 12, 1858
This article from the Republican Chicago Press and Tribune serves as an explanation, endorsement, and condemnation. The Press and Tribune explains its publication of the full transcript of Senatorial candidate Abraham Lincoln’s speech of 7/10/1858 in reply to a speech made by his opponent Stephen Douglas. The Press and Tribune is very kind in its references to Lincoln, describing him as possessing “…sterling worth and honesty as a citizen….” The Chicago newspaper is much less charitable in its descriptions of Douglas, falling just short of condemnation, though accusing the Senator of “…equivocations, subterfuges, concealments misstatements, bad logic, and bad manners….” A clear example of press partisanship. (By Brendan Boston)


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