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Schuyler Colfax to Abraham Lincoln, August 25, 1858

Schuyler Colfax to Abraham Lincoln, August 25, 1858 (Page 1)
Republicans around the nation paid special attention to the Illinois senatorial campaign of 1858, hoping to aid Abraham Lincoln in his battle against Stephen Douglas—a rising star of the Democratic Party. After the Ottawa Debate, Indiana Republican Congressman Schuyler Colfax wrote Lincoln with advice for future debates upon the Dred Scott and the slavery issue. Colfax cited documents that Lincoln could use in future speeches. The materials supported Lincoln’s opinions on Dred Scott and slavery. He expressed his “deep interest” in Lincoln’s success. (By David Park)

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