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Recollection by Henry Clay Whitney, Jonesboro Debate, September 15, 1858

Henry Clay Whitney, detail
Years after Abraham Lincoln’s assassination numerous friends and colleagues published accounts of their experiences with the beloved former president. Chicago lawyer Henry Clay Whitney recalled travelling down to Jonesboro to sit by Lincoln on the platform. He noted that Lincoln exhibited an “air of deep resolve and quiet determination,” while Douglas had toned down his “style” since the Ottawa debate. (By David Park)

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