Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “New Danger To Douglas,” September 29, 1859

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    “New Danger To Douglas,” Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, September 29, 1859, p. 2: 1.
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    The Douglas bids for the support of the North have aroused so much opposition to him and his heresies among the Democrats of the South, that his friends now fear that, if nominated, his defeat in the States where he is supposed to be strongest, would be certain. In the event that he is put on the track, the opposition in the South would nominate some “National” man, say Bell of Tennessee, and by assuming high pro-slavery ground, draw to themselves the dissatisfied Democrats of Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, North Carolina, and Louisiana, and carry all those States. It is admitted that Mr. Douglas cannot lose these and win; and it is also admitted that [to?] him their loss would be certain. This is a contingency upon which his friends here made no calculation; they have cracked their whips over the heads of their Southern brethren with as much assurance as if there was nothing left for them but submission to the lash. They just begin to see their mistake, and to wonder how they will undo the mischief that they have wrought.

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