Fayetteville (NC) Observer,“Senator Douglas and the Presidency,” December 24, 1855

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    “Senator Douglas and the Presidency,” Fayetteville (NC) Observer, December 24, 1855, p. 3: 2.
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    Chicago (IL) Times
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    Fayetteville Semi Weekly Observer
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    Senator Douglas and the Presidency
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    Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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    SENATOR DOUGLAS AND THE PRESIDENCY. – The Chicago Times, deprecating the practice of nominating candidates before the assembling of the National Convention, says that Senator Douglas is, without exception, the first choice of Illinois, Wisconsin and Iowa; but that the Democracy of those States have sent their delegates free of all trammels. It says in conclusion:

    “We, therefore, assert – what we know to be the fact – that Senator Douglas will not permit the use of his name to divide the National Convention. Let those who are candidates be ballotted for, if any one of them is nominated, all well; and should it unfortunately occur that no candidate can command the requisite strength, then the democracy can fall back upon the man who never yet failed them in the hour of peril; whose hand, whose name, whose voice, and whose abilities are now, as they have ever been, always at the service of the democratic party.
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