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Senator Douglas's New York campaign swing arrives in Rochester

Stephen Arnold Douglas, 1858
09/18/1860
Stephen Douglas continued his punishing and unprecedented campaign schedule in upstate New York with a visit to Rochester.  He arrived from Syracuse by train and spoke in the afternoon to a crowd of thousands in Washington Square.  That night torch-lit processions made there way through the downtown and bonfires reportedly burned at the main intersections.  From Rochester, Douglas moved on to Niagara Falls, New York.  (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
"The Presidential Campaign - The Reception of Senator Douglas in Rochester," New York Times, September 19, 1860. 

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