Douglas, Stephen Arnold

Stephen Arnold Douglas, detail
Life span
04/23/1813—06/03/1861

Life Summary

Full name
  Stephen Arnold Douglas
Place of Birth
Birth Date Certainty
  Exact
Death Date Certainty
  Exact
Gender
  Male
Race
  White
Sectional choice
  North
Origins
  Free State
No. of Spouses
  2
No. of Children
  2
Family
 
Stephen Arnold Douglass (father), Sarah Fisk (mother), Mary Martin (first wife, 1847), Adele Cutts (second wife, 1856)
Education
  Other
Other Education
  Canandaigua Academy, NY
Occupation
  Politician
  Attorney or Judge
  Businessman
Relation to Slavery
  Slaveholder
Political Parties
  Democratic
Government
  US Senate
  US House of Representatives
  State legislature
  State supreme court
  Other state government

Census Snapshot

Political Party in 1860
  Democratic
Marital status in 1860
  Married

Note Cards

Events

Documents

Subject
 
Date Title
Springfield Illinois Journal, "Fusion," August 31, 1854
01/06/1854 Debate over the Estimates for Rivers and Harbors, House of Representatives, January 6, 1854
10/16/1854 Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Peoria, Illinois, October 16, 1854
03/04/1855 David Davis to Julius Rockwell, March 4, 1855
08/24/1855 Abraham Lincoln to Joshua Fry Speed, August 24, 1855
12/06/1855 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, "The Underground Railroad," December 6, 1855
12/24/1855 Fayetteville (NC) Observer,“Senator Douglas and the Presidency,” December 24, 1855
12/01/1856 Abraham Lincoln, Fragment on Stephen Douglas, December 1, 1856
03/05/1857 Washington (DC) National Era, “Affairs in Kansas,” March 5, 1857
10/26/1857 New York Times, “Virginia Politics,” October 26, 1857
10/27/1857 New York Times, "Brigham Young’s Position," October 27, 1857
10/29/1857 Washington (DC) National Era, “Douglas’s Organ on Kansas,” October 29, 1857
12/10/1857 Washington (DC) National Era, “Independence of Voting,” December 10, 1857
12/15/1857 New York Times, “Governor Walker in Washington,” December 15, 1857
12/17/1857 New York Times, “Secretary Stanton’s Call for an Extra Session of the Kansas Legislature,” December 17, 1857
12/18/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 18, 1857
12/18/1857 New York Times, “The Fight in Congress,” December 18, 1857
12/23/1857 New York Times, “Opening of the Presidential Campaign of 1860,” December 23, 1857
12/28/1857 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 28, 1857
12/30/1857 New York Times, “Southern Democratic Sentiment Concerning Northern Democrats,” December 30, 1857
12/31/1857 Washington (DC) National Era, “Presidential Intervention Against Slavery,” December 31, 1857
01/03/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, January 3, 1858
01/05/1858 New York Herald, "The Slavery Question in Congress," January 5, 1858
01/17/1858 John Murray Forbes to N. M. Beckwith, January 17, 1858
01/27/1858 New York Herald, "The Approaching Conclusion of the Kansas Comedy," January 27, 1858
02/20/1858 New York Herald, “The United States Senators From Kansas,” February 20, 1858
02/26/1858 New York Herald, "Political Agitation in this Metropolis," Febraury 26, 1858
03/06/1858 (Concord) New Hampshire Statesman, “Douglas in the Senate,” March 6, 1858
03/16/1858 Israel Washburn to James Shepard Pike, March 16, 1858
03/24/1858 New York Times, “Douglas’ Kansas Speech,” March 24, 1858
04/07/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Result in the House," April 7, 1858
04/19/1858 John Wentworth to Abraham Lincoln, April 19, 1858
04/26/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Rejection of Kansas," April 26, 1858
05/12/1858 Salmon Portland Chase to James Shepard Pike, May 12, 1858
06/01/1858 Norman Buel Judd to Abraham Lincoln, June 1, 1858
06/06/1858 John Wentworth to Abraham Lincoln, June 6, 1858
06/08/1858 New York Times, “Senator Douglas and the Republicans of Illinois,” June 8, 1858
06/09/1858 Ward Hill Lamon to Abraham Lincoln, June 9, 1858
06/12/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, June 12, 1858
06/16/1858 Abraham Lincoln, "A House Divided'': Speech, Springfield, Illinois, June 16, 1858
06/16/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, June 16, 1858
06/16/1858 Recollection by Henry Villard, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, June 16-November 2, 1858
06/16/1858 Recollection by Julian M. Sturtevant, House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858
06/16/1858 Recollection by Shelby Cullom, House Divided Speech, June 16, 1858
06/21/1858 New York Times, "Illinois Republican State Convention," June 21, 1858
06/23/1858 Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, June 23, 1858
06/23/1858 Raleigh (NC) Register, “The Northern Democracy Split to Pieces,” June 23, 1858
06/27/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Charles H. Ray, June 27, 1858
06/28/1858 Richmond (VA) Dispatch, “A Crumb of Comfort for Mr. Seward,” June 26, 1858
07/01/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Passage at Arms between Lincoln and Douglas in 1854," July 1, 1858
07/05/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “New Orleans Delta on the Illinois Republican Convention,” July 5, 1858
07/07/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Douglas Coming Home," July 7, 1858
07/08/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Politics in Kane County,” July 8, 1858
07/09/1858 Recollection by Clarke E. Carr, Stephen A. Douglas, July 9, 1858
07/09/1858 Recollection by Lew Wallace, Senator Stephen A. Douglas
07/10/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln To-Night,” July 10, 1858
07/10/185811/02/1858 Recollection by Gustave Koerner, Lincoln-Douglas Debates
07/12/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Mr. Lincoln’s Speech," July 12, 1858
07/12/1858 New York Herald, “Senator Douglas at Chicago,” July 12, 1858
07/13/1858 New York Times, "Senator Douglas at Chicago," July 13, 1858
07/14/1858 New York Times, "Presidential Candidates," July 14, 1858
07/16/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Supreme Court," July 16, 1858
07/17/1858 Gustave Philipp Koerner to Abraham Lincoln, July 17, 1858
07/19/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, "The Progress of Judge Douglas Through Illinois," July 19, 1858
07/19/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, July 19, 1858
07/20/1858 Abraham Smith to Abraham Lincoln, July 20, 1858
07/20/1858 Milwaukie (WI) Sentinel, "Douglas in the South," July 20, 1858
07/21/1858 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, "Speech of Mr. Lincoln," July 21, 1858
07/23/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Douglas on the Stump," July 23, 1858
07/27/1858 Charles H. Ray to Abraham Lincoln, July 27, 1858
07/29/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "Douglas Tottering!," July 29, 1858
07/29/1858 John Jordan Crittenden to Abraham Lincoln, July 29, 1858
07/30/1858 New York Herald, "The Illinois Champions on the Same Stump," July 30, 1858
07/31/1858 Ripley (OH) Bee, "The Most Dangerous Foe," July 31, 1858
08/03/1858 New York Times, "Douglas and Lincoln on the Stump," August 3, 1858
08/03/1858 Thomas J. Pickett to Abraham Lincoln, August 3, 1858
08/04/1858 New York Times, "Political Items," August 4, 1858
08/04/1858 Owen Lovejoy to Abraham Lincoln, August 4, 1858
08/06/1858 Boston (MA) Liberator, “Emancipation Day in Poughkeepsie,” August 6, 1858
08/09/1858 Charleston (SC) Mercury, "The Lecompton Constitution Rejected," August 9, 1858
08/10/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Campaign Press and Tribune,” August 10, 1858
08/11/1858 Thomas C. Sharp to Ozias Mather Hatch, August 11, 1858
08/12/1858 Gustave Philipp Koerner to Abraham Lincoln, August 12, 1858
08/13/1858 New York Herald, “The Illinois Campaign,” August 13, 1858
08/15/1858 New York Herald, “Political Joking," August 15, 1858
08/16/1858 David Davis to Ozias Mather Hatch, August 16, 1858
08/16/1858 New York Herald, “The Illinois Campaign,” August 16, 1858
08/17/1858 John W. Shaffer to Abraham Lincoln, August 17, 1858
08/18/1858 New York Times, “Democratic Prospects In Illinois,” August 18, 1858
08/19/1858 New York Times, "Hot Work in Illinois," August 19, 1858
08/20/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Signs of Fright,” August 20, 1858
08/21/1858 Abraham Lincoln, First Debate with Stephen Douglas, Ottawa, Illinois, August 21, 1858
08/21/1858 Recollection by Henry Villard, Ottawa Debate, August 21, 1858
08/21/1858 Recollection by J.K. Magic, Ottawa Debate, August 21, 1858
08/21/185810/15/1858 Recollection by John M. Palmer, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858
08/21/1858 Recollection by John W. Forney, Abraham Lincoln
08/22/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Joseph O. Cunningham, August 22, 1858
08/22/1858 Chicago (IL) Times, "The Campaign-- Douglas Among the People," August 22, 1858
08/22/1858 New York Herald, “The Illinois Campaign,” August 22, 1858
08/23/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Great Debate Between Lincoln and Douglas At Ottawa," August 23, 1858
08/23/1858 New York Times, "Meeting of Douglas and Lincoln," August 23, 1858
08/24/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, August 24, 1858
08/24/1858 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, "Lincoln and Douglas at Ottawa," August 24, 1858
08/25/1858 B. Lewis to Abraham Lincoln, August 25, 1858
08/25/1858 Quincy (IL) Whig, "Lincoln and Douglas," August 25, 1858
08/25/1858 Schuyler Colfax to Abraham Lincoln, August 25, 1858
08/26/1858 Leavenworth (KS) Journal, "Cheering News," August 26, 1858
08/27/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Second Debate with Stephen Douglas, Freeport, Illinois, August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 New York Evening Post, "Senatorial Canvass in Illinois," August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by A.A. Terrell, Freeport, August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by Carl Schurz , Freeport Debate, August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by Elihu Benjamin Washburne, Freeport Debate, August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by Horace White, Freeport Debate, August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by Ingalls Carleton, Freeport Debate, August 27, 1858
08/27/1858 Recollection by Joseph Medill, Freeport Debate, August 27, 1858
08/30/1858 Chicago (IL) Times, "The Campaign - The Discussion at Freeport," August 30, 1858
08/30/1858 New York Herald, “No Quarter to Douglas,” August 30, 1858
09/01/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Douglas and Lincoln," September 1, 1858
09/01/1858 Norman Buel Judd to Abraham Lincoln, September, 1858
09/02/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, "Douglas - Lincoln," September 2, 1858
09/02/1858 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "The Little Giant," September 2, 1858
09/02/1858 New York Evening Post, “The Senatorial Contest in Illinois,” September 2, 1858
09/07/1858 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Three Points in Douglas’ Creed,” September 7, 1858
09/09/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “Judge Douglas at Belleville,” September 9, 1858
09/11/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “Serenade,” September 11, 1858
09/14/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Macoupin County,” September 14, 1858
09/14/1858 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, September 14, 1858
09/15/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Third Debate with Stephen Douglas, Jonesboro, Illinois, September 15, 1858
09/15/1858 Recollection by Henry Clay Whitney, Jonesboro Debate, September 15, 1858
09/15/1858 Recollection by Horace White, Jonesboro Debate, September 15, 1858
09/15/1858 Recollection by Usher F. Linder, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, 1858
09/16/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Elihu B. Washburne, September 16, 1858
09/16/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Martin P. Sweet, September 16, 1858
09/17/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Jonesboro Debate," September 17, 1858
09/17/1858 Chicago (IL) Times, "The Campaign.--Douglas at Jonesboro," September 17, 1858
09/18/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Fourth Debate with Stephen Douglas, Charleston, Illinois, September 18, 1858
09/18/1858 New York Evening Post, "Senatorial Canvas in Illinois," September 18, 1858
09/18/1858 Recollection by Henry Clay Whitney, Charleston Debate, September 18, 1858
09/18/1858 Recollection by Lew Wallace, Charleston Debate, September 18, 1858
09/18/1858 Ripley (OH) Bee, “More Insubordination,” September 18, 1858
09/20/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Douglas Puffers and Valets," September 20, 1858
09/21/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Charleston Debate," September 21, 1858
09/21/1858 Chicago (IL) Times, "The Audience at Charleston," September 21, 1858
09/22/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Audience at Charleston,” September 22, 1858
09/22/1858 Lowell (MA) Journal and Courier, "The Senatorial Canvass in Illinois," September 22, 1858
09/23/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Who Furnishes the Audiences?," September 23, 1858
09/24/1858 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Untitled,” September 24, 1858
09/25/1858 David Davis to Abraham Lincoln, September 25, 1858
10/01/1858 New York Times, “Mr. Buchanan’s Troubles,” October 1, 1858
10/07/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Fifth Debate with Stephen Douglas, Galesburg, Illinois, October 7, 1858
10/07/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Canvass in Iowa,” October 7, 1858
10/07/1858 Recollection by Horace White, Galesburg Debate, October 7, 1858
10/07/1858 Recollection by Lydia A. Titus, Galesburg Debate, October 7, 1858
10/07/1858 Recollection by Mary Hastie Boutelle, Galesburg Debate, October 7, 1858
10/09/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Galesburg Debate,” October 9, 1858
10/09/1858 Galesburg (IL) Democrat, "The Galesburg Debate," October 9, 1858
10/09/1858 New York Herald, “Treachery in Tammany,” October 9, 1858
10/11/1858 James G. Wright to Abraham Lincoln, October 11, 1858
10/12/1858 (Springfield) Illinois State Register, "The Galesburg Debate," October 12, 1858
10/12/1858 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “A Peep Behind the Curtain!,” October 12, 1858
10/13/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Sixth Debate with Stephen Douglas, Quincy, Illinois, October 13, 1858
10/13/1858 New York Herald, "Exhausted to the Dregs," October 13, 1858
10/13/1858 Quincy (IL) Whig, "The Friends of Hon. Abraham Lincoln," October 13, 1858
10/13/1858 Recollection by Carl Schurz, Quincy Debate, October 13, 1858
10/13/1858 Recollection by David Patterson Dyer, Quincy Debate, October 13, 1858
10/13/1858 Recollection by Horace White, Quincy Debate, October 13, 1858
10/15/1858 Abraham Lincoln, Seventh and Final Debate with Stephen Douglas, Alton, Illinois, October 13, 1858
10/15/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Last of the Series," October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Quincy Debate," October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Chicago (IL) Times, “Sixth Great Debate,” October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Quincy (IL) Whig, "Lincoln Gets Douglas Down!," October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Recollection by Edmond Beall, Alton Debate, October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Recollection by Gustave Koerner, Alton Debate, October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Recollection by Jeriah Bonham, Alton Debate, October 15, 1858
10/15/1858 Seventh Debate between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas at Alton, Illinois, October 15, 1858
10/16/1858 Quincy (IL) Herald, “The Discussion of Wednesday,” October 16, 1858
10/16/1858 Quincy (IL) Whig, "Disappointed," October 16, 1858
10/17/1858 Chicago (IL) Times, “The Campaign – The Last Joint Debate,” October 17, 1858
10/17/1858 New York Herald, “Our Richmond Correspondence,” October 17, 1858
10/18/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Alton Debate," October 18, 1858
10/18/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Rascality Confessed," October 18, 1858
10/20/1858 New York Evening Post, “Political,” October 20, 1858
10/20/1858 New York Times, “A Georgia Douglas Man,” October 20, 1858
10/23/1858 New York Times, “Vice-President Breckenridge for Douglas,” October 23, 1858
10/29/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Freemen, Remember," October 29, 1858
10/30/1858 Chester P. Dewey to Abraham Lincoln, October 30, 1858
11/04/1858 Philadelphia (PA) Press, “The Latest But Not The Last Lesson,” November 4, 1858
11/05/1858 New York Times, "The Illinois Election," November 5, 1858
11/07/1858 New York Herald, “Douglas for the Presidency,” November 7, 1858
11/09/1858 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Popular Majority,” November 9, 1858
11/10/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Abraham Lincoln,” November 10, 1858
11/11/1858 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Rejoicing for Douglas," November 11, 1858
11/11/1858 William A. Grimshaw to Abraham Lincoln, November 11, 1858
11/17/1858 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, "A House Divided, &c.," November 17, 1858
11/19/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Henry Asbury, November 19, 1858
11/19/1858 New York Herald, “Gen. Walker Submitting to a ‘Legal Experiment,’” November 19, 1858
11/20/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Charles H. Ray, November 20, 1858
11/20/1858 Norman Buel Judd to Abraham Lincoln, November 20, 1858
11/23/1858 Louisville (KY) Democrat, “From Abroad,” November 23, 1858
11/25/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “Judge Douglas,” November 25, 1858
11/28/1858 New York Herald, “Mr. Douglas On His Travels,” November 28, 1858
12/03/1858 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Mr. Douglas’ Chattels,” December 3, 1858
12/05/1858 New York Herald, “The Struggle Among the Virginia Democracy,” December 5, 1858
12/08/1858 Raleigh (NC) Register, “Douglas Stock Rising,” December 8, 1858
12/10/1858 New York Times, “The War Begun,” December 10, 1858
12/11/1858 Abraham Lincoln to Lyman Trumbull, December 11, 1858
12/20/1858 New York Times, “Senator Douglas and the City Government,” December 20, 1858
12/25/1858 New York Times, “Douglas and the Democracy,” December 25, 1858
12/31/1858 (St. Louis) Missouri Republican, “Senator Douglas,” December 31, 1858
01/02/1859 Recollection of Jesse W. Fell, Conversation with Abraham Lincoln in early 1859
01/04/1859 New York Times, “Arrival of Senator Douglas in Philadelphia,” January 4, 1859
01/05/1859 Recollection by Gustave Koerner, Senator Douglas Reelected, January 5, 1859
01/05/1859 Recollection by Horace White, Senator Douglas Reelected, January 5, 1859
01/06/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "Re-election of Senator Douglas," January 6, 1859
01/10/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Presidential Aspirants,” January 10, 1859
01/11/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Douglas Reception at Washington,” January 11, 1859
01/11/1859 Memphis (TN) Appeal, “Judge Douglas and the Duelling [Dueling] Code,” January 11, 1859
01/12/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “For the Lambs of the Flock,” January 12, 1859
01/18/1859 Memphis (TN) Appeal, “The Chicago Times, Senator Douglas and the Administration,” January 18, 1859
01/25/1859 New York Herald, “The Case of Douglas vs. Fitch," January 25, 1859
01/29/1859 New York Herald, “The Presidential Question,” January 29, 1859
02/13/1859 New York Herald, “The Tariff,” February 13, 1859
02/18/1859 San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “The Douglas and Fitch Row in Congress,” February 18, 1859
02/19/1859 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “The New State of Oregon,” February 19, 1859
02/22/1859 New York Herald, “The Black Republicans and Mr. Douglas,” February 22, 1859
02/25/1859 San Francisco (CA) Evening Bulletin, “The National Disgrace of “Honorable” Squabbling,” February 25, 1859
02/26/1859 New York Times, “The Political Future,” February 26, 1859
03/18/1859 William A. Ross to Abraham Lincoln, March 18, 1859
04/07/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Beginning of the Presidential Campaign,” April 7, 1859
04/09/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Drawing it Mild,” April 9, 1859
04/11/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Democratic Prospects,” April 11, 1859
04/14/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Douglas Organ on Slavery Extension,” April 14, 1859
04/20/1859 New York Herald, “The Charleston Convention,” April 20, 1859
04/21/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln in New York,” April 21, 1859
04/30/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Salmon Portland Chase, April 30, 1859
05/10/1859 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “Democratic Movements,” May 10, 1859
05/14/1859 James Buchanan to Harriet Rebecca Lane, May 14, 1859
05/17/1859 New York Times, “Democratic Preparations for 1860,” May 17, 1859
06/03/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Popular Sovereignty in Kentucky,” June 3, 1859
06/08/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Another Dred Scott Decision,” June 8, 1859
06/10/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “An Episode in the Southern Tour of Douglas,” June 10, 1859
06/29/1859 New York Times, “Albany and Richmond,” June 29, 1859
06/30/1859 New York Times, “Douglas and Van Buren,” June 30, 1859
07/02/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Trumbull on the Constitution,” July 2, 1859
07/03/1859 Memphis (TN) Appeal, “Look After Them,” July 3, 1859
07/04/1859 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “The Douglas Manifesto,” July 4, 1859
07/07/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Forney and Douglas,” July 7, 1859
07/20/1859 New York Herald, “The Spoils,” July 20, 1858
07/27/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Douglas in Kentucky,” July 27, 1859
07/28/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Samuel Galloway, July 28, 1859
07/28/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Chances of Douglas,” July 28, 1859
07/31/1859 New York Herald,“Mr. Douglas and His Forthcoming Manifesto,” July 31, 1859
08/05/1859 New York Times, “An Unwise Letter,” August 5, 1859
08/13/1859 New York Times, “Senator Douglas on the Slave-Trade,” August 13, 1859
08/16/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “A Slave Code,” August 16, 1859
08/23/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Cook and His Enemies,” August 23, 1859
09/01/1859 William T. Bascom to Abraham Lincoln, September 1, 1859
09/02/1859 Peter Zinn to Abraham Lincoln, September 2, 1859
09/05/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Speech of Hon. Jeff. Davis,” September 5, 1859
09/09/1859 New York Times, “The Telegraph and the Presidency,” September 9, 1859
09/10/1859 Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, September 10, 1859
09/11/1859 New York Herald, “Stump Candidates for the Presidency,” September 11, 1859
09/12/1859 New York Times, “Breaking Up Rapidly,” September 12, 1859
09/13/1859 Russell Errett to Abraham Lincoln, September 13, 1859
09/14/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Abr. Lincoln,” September 14, 1859
09/16/1859 Abraham Lincoln, Speech at Columbus, Ohio, September 16, 1859
09/19/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Mr. Lincoln in Ohio,” September 19, 1859
09/21/1859 Abraham Lincoln to Salmon Portland Chase, September 21, 1859
09/21/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Lincoln on Douglas,” September 21, 1859
09/29/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “New Danger To Douglas,” September 29, 1859
10/01/1859 Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Beloit, Wisconsin, October 1, 1859
10/02/1859 New York Herald, “The Chevalier Forney Slackening Fire,” October 2, 1859
10/03/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Douglas in Mississippi,” October 3, 1859
10/06/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “In a Nut Shell,” October 6, 1859
10/17/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Where will they Go?,” October 17, 1859
10/31/1859 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "Political Effect," October 31, 1859
11/04/1859 Abraham Lincoln's Speech at Mechanicsburg, Illinois, November 4, 1859
11/04/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “Mr. Douglas’ New Book,” November 4, 1859
11/08/1859 Charleston (SC) Mercury, “The Democratic Party and Old Brown,” November 8, 1859
11/09/1859 Hartford (CT) Courant, "Untitled," November 9, 1859
11/18/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "A Recoil of the Gun," November 18, 1859
11/28/1859 Lyman Trumbull to Abraham Lincoln, November 28, 1859
12/01/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "The Other Brown," December 1, 1859
12/06/1859 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "How a Brave Man Dies," December 6, 1859
12/11/1859 New York Herald, “Judge Douglas and the Administration,” December 11, 1859
12/23/1859 Newark (OH) Advocate, “Mr. Douglas and the Presidency,” December 23, 1859
01/15/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Alonzo J. Grover, January 15, 1860
01/28/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “The Voice of Indiana,” January 28, 1860
01/31/1860 Chicago (IL) Press & Tribune, “Who are the Disorganizers?,” January 31, 1860
02/14/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Sedition Laws,” February 14, 1860
02/23/1860 Boston (MA) Advertiser, “What to do with Mr. Douglas,” February 23, 1860
02/27/1860 Abraham Lincoln, Address at Cooper Institute, New York City, February 27, 1860
03/03/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Mr. Seward’s Speech,” March 3, 1860
03/05/1860 Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, “Mr. Douglas’s Bid,” March 5, 1860
03/05/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Pennsylvania,” March 5, 1860
03/12/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Worse than the Wilmot Proviso,” March 12, 1860
03/14/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Pair of Smart Politicians,” March 14, 1860
03/16/1860 Robert Toombs to Alexander H. Stephens, March 16, 1860
03/17/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot,“For President In 1860, Stephen A. Douglas,” March 17, 1860
03/17/1860 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, “Kellogg on Douglas,” March 17, 1860
03/26/1860 Charles Linsley to Robert Hunter, March 26, 1860
03/30/1860 Thomas L. Kane to Robert Hunter, March 30, 1860
04/03/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, “The Last Revelation from Douglas,” April 3, 1860
04/07/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Douglas in Pennsylvania,” April 7, 1860
04/13/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Admission of Kansas,” April 13, 1860
04/19/1860 New York Times, “A Bomb-Shell for Charleston,” April 19, 1860
04/21/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Douglas Nomination,” April 21, 1860
04/22/1860 New York Herald, “The Republican Press on the Chances of Douglas,” April 22, 1860
04/24/1860 New York Times, “The Charleston Convention,” April 24, 1860
04/27/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Infamy Complete,” April 27, 1860
05/01/1860 New York Times, “The Charleston Convention,” May 1, 1860
05/02/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Prophecy Fulfilled,” May 2, 1860
05/03/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Seceders at Charleston,” May 3, 1860
05/09/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, “The Coming Conventions,” May 9, 1860
05/11/1860 Newark (OH) Advocate, “How Mr. Buchanan’s Patronage Is Dispensed in Ohio,” May 11, 1860
05/12/1860 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Charleston Convention,” May 12, 1860
05/18/1860 New York Times, “A Douglas Demonstration in New York,” May 18, 1860
05/21/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, "The Black Republican Nominees," May 21, 1860
05/22/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Nomination of Mr. Lincoln,” May 22, 1860
05/23/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, “Kansas in the Senate,” May 23, 1860
05/23/1860 Raleigh (NC) Register, "The Giant Killer Reversing His Own Work," May 23, 1860
05/27/1860 New York Herald, “Bell and Everett Going Ahead,” May 27, 1860
05/30/1860 Schuyler Colfax to Abraham Lincoln, May 30, 1860
06/01/1860 Abraham Lincoln, Autobiography, circa June 1860
06/07/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Lincoln at the South,” June 7, 1860
06/11/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Mr. Lincoln’s Majority in 1858,” June 11, 1860
06/12/1860 Richard W. Thompson to Abraham Lincoln, June 12, 1860
06/18/1860 New York Times, “The Baltimore Convention,” June 18, 1860
06/19/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Fillmore Men,” June 19, 1860
06/21/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “Jeff. Davis on Platforms,” June 21, 1860
06/23/1860 Atchison (KS) Freedom's Champion, “Noble Deeds of Northern Democracy,” June 23, 1860
06/24/1860 New York Herald, “The Reception of the Nomination of Douglas,” June 24, 1860
06/25/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “The Douglas’ Saturday Night,” June 25, 1860
06/26/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Thirty Days From Now,” June 26, 1860
06/28/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “An Explanation,” June 28, 1860
06/29/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Difference of Opinion,” June 29, 1860
07/01/1860 James O. Putnam to Leonard Swett, copied in Swett to Abraham Lincoln, July 1860
07/04/1860 New York Times, “The Presidential Election,” July 4, 1860
07/06/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Douglas Fizzle in Ashtabula,” July 6, 1860
07/07/1860 Atchison (KS) Freedom's Champion, “The Democratic ‘Irrepressible Conflict,’” July 7, 1860
07/07/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Shabby Treatment,” July 7, 1860
07/10/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Political Dodge,” July 10, 1860
07/12/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “In A Quandary,” July 12, 1860
07/17/1860 John L. Scripps to Abraham Lincoln, July 17, 1860
07/18/1860 Raleigh (NC) Register, “The President on the Stump,” July 18, 1860
07/19/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “An Important Change,” July 19, 1860
07/21/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Abraham Jonas, July 21, 1860
07/21/1860 Atchison (KS) Freedom's Champion, “An Insult to Labor,” July 21, 1860
07/21/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Still 'Suppressed,'” July 21, 1860
07/21/1860 New York Times, “The Herald in Harness,” July 21, 1860
07/22/1860 New York Herald, “Lincoln or Breckinridge,” July 22, 1860
07/22/1860 William T. Sherman to Thomas Ewing, Jr., July 22, 1860
07/28/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “A Patriotic Woman,” July 28, 1860
07/28/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Mobbing Business,” July 28, 1860
07/30/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Disunion,” July 30, 1860
07/31/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Making a Cat’s-Paw of Douglas,” July 31, 1860
08/02/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, “The Two Kinds of Intervention,” August 2, 1860
08/03/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Result of Freedom,” August 3, 1860
08/06/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “A Word For Douglasites,” August 6, 1860
08/08/1860 Lowell (MA) Citizen & News, "Who Are For Disunion?," August 8, 1860
08/09/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, "The 'Irrepressible Conflict,'" August 9, 1860
08/10/1860 New York Times, "Politics at the South," August 10, 1860
08/11/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “A Combination to Cheat the People,” August 11, 1860
08/11/1860 James Buchanan to Gerard Hallock, August 11, 1860
08/12/1860 New York Herald, “A Crowd of Douglasites in the Mud,” August 12, 1860
08/17/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “How the Field Looks,” August 17, 1860
08/20/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “The South for Bell and Everett,” August 20, 1860
08/21/1860 New York Times, “Mr. Yancey's Speech,” August 21, 1860
08/23/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, "No Go Yet," August 23, 1860
08/23/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, “Mr. Lincoln’s Foresight,” August 23, 1860
08/25/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, "California for Douglas," August 25, 1860
08/28/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, "Facts for the People," August 28, 1860
08/30/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “A Broken Platform,” August 30, 1860
09/01/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Artful Dodger,” September 1, 1860
09/03/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “A Two-Edged Sword,” September 3, 1860
09/06/1860 Memphis (TN) Appeal, "Yancey on Douglas," September 6, 1860
09/08/1860 Dover (NH) Gazette, “Withdrawal of General Houston,” September 8, 1860
09/13/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, “The War of the Giants,” September 13, 1860
09/17/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “The Astounding Impertinence of Douglas,” September 17, 1860
09/17/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Mum on the Great Question,” September 17, 1860
09/18/1860 Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “As Was Expected,” September 18, 1860
09/20/1860 New York Times, “Disunion Ravings,” September 20, 1860
09/21/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Who Began It?,” September 21, 1860
09/29/1860 Cleveland (OH) Herald, “Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing,” September 29, 1860
10/04/1860 Ripley (OH) Bee, "The Disunion Slave Code Candidate," October 4, 1860
10/05/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, "The 'Coercion' Issue," October 5, 1860
10/09/1860 Milwaukee (WI) Sentinel, "Judge Taney vs. Douglas," October 9, 1860
10/11/1860 Charlestown (VA) Free Press, “A Trap For Douglas,” October 11, 1860
10/24/1860 (Jackson) Mississippian, "John Sherman, the Abolitionist, Proposes Three Cheers for Douglas," October 24, 1860
10/27/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Illinois Sure for Douglas,” October 27, 1860
10/29/1860 Chicago (IL) Tribune, "The Union at the South," October 29, 1860
11/03/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “Don't Care,” November 3, 1860
11/03/1860 New York Times, "Douglas Out of the Canvass," November 3, 1860
11/06/1860 Raleigh (NC) Register, "Look Out, Douglas Men," November 6, 1860
11/08/1860 New York Times, "From the Home of Mr. Lincoln," November 8, 1860
11/10/1860 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “John C. Breckinridge,” November 10, 1860
11/10/1860 William T. Sherman to Ellen Sherman, November 10, 1860
11/14/1860 New York Herald, "The Reception of Mr. Douglas at Montgomery, Alabama," November 14, 1860
11/18/1860 New York Herald, “Douglas on Lincoln,” November 18, 1860
11/22/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “Will They Do It?,” November 22, 1860
11/23/1860 John Sherman to William Tecumseh Sherman, November 26, 1860
11/23/1860 New York Herald, “Untitled,” November 23, 1860
12/06/1860 August Belmont to William Sprague, December 6, 1860
12/08/1860 Chicago (IL) Tribune, "The Prime Cause," December 8, 1860
12/11/1860 Abraham Lincoln to William Kellogg, December 11, 1860
12/15/1860 Abraham Lincoln to John A. Gilmer, December 15, 1860
12/18/1860 Abraham Lincoln to Henry J. Raymond, December 18, 1860
12/20/1860 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “A Remarkable Statement,” December 20, 1860
01/21/1861 Israel Washburn Jr. to Abraham Lincoln, January 21, 1861
01/28/1861 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Hardly Credible,” January 28, 1861
02/15/1861 Worthington G. Snethen to Abraham Lincoln, February 15, 1861
03/30/1861 (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, “The Policy of the Administration,” March 30, 1861
04/04/1861 Fayetteville (NC) Observer, “North Carolina and Secession,” April 4, 1861
04/15/1861 Joseph Medill to Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861
04/19/1861 Newark (OH) Advocate, “Speech of Hon. Alex H. Stephens,” April 19, 1861
06/08/1861 Atchison (KS) Freedom’s Champion, “The Death of Douglas,” June 8, 1861
12/14/1861 Abraham Lincoln to Arnold Fischel, December 14, 1861
01/14/1862 Chicago (IL) Tribune, “Resignation of Secretary Cameron,” January 14, 1862

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