Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, "Speech of Mr. Lincoln," July 21, 1858

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    “Speech of Mr. Lincoln,” Bangor (ME) Whig and Courier, July 21, 1858, p. 2: 1.
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    Bangor Daily Whig and Courier
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    Speech of Mr. Lincoln
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    The following text is presented here in complete form, as it originally appeared in print. Spelling and typographical errors have been preserved as in the original.
    At Chicago, July 10, 1858.

    [We publish below the major part of the recent speech of Hon. Abraham Lincoln, in reply to Senator Douglas, - delivered at Chicago on the 10th inst. Unlike the speech of the Illinois Senator, it contains no brilliant and hollow sophistries, but is a plain, candid, common sense exposition of Republican doctrine, and an effective exposure of the anti-Republican heresies of false democracy – Douglas democracy included. Mr. Lincoln shows that the Republican party is striving to restore the government of this country to the channel in which the Constitution placed it, and in which it was running up to the advent of John C. Calhoun, - viz: towards the ultimate emancipation of every human being beneath its flag. And in showing this, Mr. Lincoln also shows that neither to Senator Douglas nor the administration democracy are we to look for any aid in such a consummation. Mr. Douglas goes for an eternal “balancing” of slavery against freedom in this Union, so that this Republican land shall be one-half an odious oligarchy forever, - and the democratic party has prostituted the influence of its name and its organization to a direct extension and nationalization of slavery, so as utterly to overbalance freedom. The Republicans endorse neither the position of Mr. Douglas nor that of the party.]
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