“The Illinois Champions on the Same Stump,” New York Herald, July 30, 1858, p. 4: 5.
New York Herald
The Illinois Champions on the Same Stump
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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THE ILLINOIS CHAMPIONS ON THE SAME STUMP. – Mr. Lincoln, who expects to fill Mr. Douglas’ seat in the Senate, has challenged his competitor to stump the State with him, after the Southern fashion, where each candidate addresses the people on the same day from the same rostrum. Mr. Douglas is a little afraid that the other democratic candidate may come into the arrangement and place the Little Giant between two fires – after the fashion of Maryatt’s triangular duel. But being of accommodating disposition, Mr. Douglas will meet Mr. Lincoln at one prominent point in each Congressional district in the State, except the Second and Fourth, where Mr. Lincoln has already had the last word. This arrangement will doubtless be accepted by Mr. Lincoln, and the people will have an opportunity to hear the various questions of the day discussed by two orators of recognized ability. “When Greek joins Greek, then comes the tug of war.”