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Stephen Douglas continues his campaign swing through Virginia at Petersburg

Stephen Arnold Douglas, 1858, detail
08/28/1860
Continuing his unconventional personal campaigning and his swing through Virginia, Stephen Douglas spoke to more than 3000 people at the Phoenix Hall in Petersburg on a rainy evening after spending all day receiving well-wishers at Jarrat's Hotel. When he spoke, he attacked all his opponents as endangering the Union which he strongly defended. He left Petersburg the next morning for Raleigh, North Carolina.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"Douglas in the South,"  New York Times, August 29, 1860. 

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