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Illinois legislature reelects Douglas to the US Senate

Stephen Arnold Douglas, circa 1860, detail
01/05/1859
Following the November elections, on a vote of 56 to 54, the Illinois legislature reelected Stephen Douglas to the United States Senate over Abraham Lincoln. (By Matthew Pinsker)
Source Citation: 
David Herbert Donald, Lincoln (New York: Touchstone, 1996), 228.
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