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Lincoln-Douglas: The Last Debate

During the United States Senate Campaign of 1858, Abraham Lincoln challenged Stephen A. Douglas to a series of seven debates. The face to face debates took place all across Illinois with one debate in each Congressional district. 288 more words


Naming the last 18 Illinois counties

By Jared Olar
Library assistant

A total of 84 Illinois counties were organized from 1790 (when Illinois was a part of the Northwest Territory) until 1839, when the Illinois General Assembly established a record 15 new counties in a single year. 651 more words

Pugh on Douglas

PUGH ON DOUGLAS – From the Benton, N.C. Herald of the 14th inst., we extract the following statement of Mr. Pugh’s position, in respect to Douglas, announced in his place, in answer to a question whether he would support that gentleman if nominated by the Charleston Convention.: 268 more words