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Stephen Douglas visits Hartford, Connecticut telling the crowd only the "regular" Democrats can save the country

Stephen Arnold Douglas, circa 1860, detail
07/16/1860
Presidential candidate Stephen Douglas visited Hartford, Connecticut arriving at around seven in the evening.  Bells were rung and cannons fired as a large crowd escorted him to the United States Hotel.  He spoke briefly saying that he was the voice of reason in the campaign, standing in the center between two extremes, and that the "regular" Democratic Party was the only party that could save the country.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Mr. Douglas at Hartford," New York Times, July 17, 1860. 

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