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Lincoln and Douglas hold their second debate in Freeport, Illinois

Freeport, Illinois, 1859, central area
08/27/1858
Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas hold their second debate of seven at Freeport, Illinois.  Lincoln comes back strongly from what some saw as a weak start at Ottawa.
Source Citation: 
Allen C. Guelzo, Lincoln and Douglas: The Debates that Defined America (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2008), 145-147.

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