“Re-election of Senator Douglas,” Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, January 6, 1859, p. 1: 1.
Chicago Press and Tribune
Re-election of Senator Douglas
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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Re-election of Senator Douglas.
Mr. Douglas was re-elected yesterday as Senator from Illinois for the term of six years from March 4th, 1859. The vote in Joint Convention stood, 54 for Douglas: 46 for Lincoln. The Democracy made as much fuss over it as though the event had been dubious and unexpected. Mr. D can now finish his wanderings, take his seat and uncork his vials of wrath.