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Lincoln and Douglas hold their sixth, and most acrimonious, debate in Quincy, Illinois

Quincy, Illinois, 1858, showing Fifth Street and site of the Lincoln-Douglas Debate
10/13/1858
In the "nastiest" encounter in the series, the sixth debate in Quincy, Illinois featured accusations and counter accusations on the character of the opponents.
Source Citation: 
Allen C. Guelzo, Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008), 237.
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