Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, “Forney and Douglas,” July 7, 1859

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“Forney and Douglas,” Chicago (IL) Press and Tribune, July 7, 1859, p. 2: 5.
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Philadelphia (PA) Press
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Chicago Press and Tribune
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Forney and Douglas
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Don Sailer, Dickinson College
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Forney and Douglas.

The Philadelphia Press of the 4th inst., in an article of considerable length replying to the Washington States, has the following in reference to the relations of its editor with Mr. Douglas:

A few words as to Mr. Douglas, and our relation to him, which is another cause of the anger of The States. We hasten to relieve our contemporary by saying that we are neither the organ, the champion, nor the apologist of that or any other statesman. We confess that we like the man, and especially his last declaration of principle in regard to Charleston. But we hold ourselves wholly free to differ from, and to oppose him, should he take such a course as would render that opposition a duty. If The States will go to Charleston and have him nominated on his own platform, we will follow the lead of The State in his support like a faithful subordinate. If The State should fail in this effort, and another man, and another platform, at variance with that so well laid down by Judge Douglas, are substituted, then we will antagonize both with as much alacrity and freedom as a hungry man despatches a good dinner.”

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