Ripley (OH) Bee, "The Most Dangerous Foe," July 31, 1858

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    "The Most Dangerous Foe," Ripley (OH) Bee, July 31, 1858, p. 2: 2.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    “The Most Dangerous Foe.”

    The new Administration “organ” at Chicago, in its first number, opens on Douglas, as follows:

    A man whom the Democracy of Illinois formerly delighted to honor and confide in – whom Democrats learned to idolize – has proved false to the trust which they reposed in him. But, blinded by their deep seated admiration of the man, deluded by his fair words and ingenious sophistry, and imposed upon by his leading organ here and its numerous echoes through the State, many honest Democrats still cling to the skirts of Douglas unmindful of the fact which must be apparent to all cool and candid observers, and which, ere long, will be apparent to everybody, that he is of all men in the Union, the most dangerous foe to the Democratic party.

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