New York Herald, “Senator Douglas at Chicago,” July 12, 1858

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    “Senator Douglas at Chicago,” New York Herald, July 12, 1858, p. 4: 5.
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    SENATOR DOUGLAS AT CHICAGO. – The Little Giant has opened the war in Illinois in his accustomed style. Rebuffed by the republicans, viewed as a stranger by the bulk of the friends of the administration, he has begun the irregular fight with no little ardor and vigor. To borrow his own figure, he has imitated the Russians at Sebastopol, who kept blazing away at the enemy not caring whether they hit French or English. He pitches into Mr. Lincoln, the republican candidate, with as much gusto as he attacks the English Compromise bill; repudiating the republican doctrines as heartily as those of the supporters of the law which has pacified Kansas. It is difficult to foresee the issue of the contest. The Little Giant evidently enjoys some popularity in his State; he is a man of courage and resources; but triangular fights are dangerous. If the rank and file of both democrats and republicans oppose Judge Douglas, who will be left to support him?

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