“Untitled,” (Montpelier) Vermont Patriot, September 24, 1858, p. 2: 6.
New Hampshire Patriot
Montpelier Vermont Patriot
Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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The speeches of Judge Douglas, in his discussion with Lincoln, have the old fashioned Democratic ring about them which of yore characterized his efforts. Lincoln is like flaming tow in his hands. He melts, dissolves, vanishes. The contrast between the speeches of the two men is so great, he sinks out of sight. Even if his party succeeds in securing the next legislature of Illinois, we do not believe it will elect him a Senator. Entering the canvass with Judge Douglas was felo de se, and the Judge has only furnished the weapons to his hand and perhaps driven him to use them. – N. H. Patriot.