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Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) Speech of Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, on the "Measures of Adjustment," delivered in the City Hall, Chicago, October 23, 1850.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.378 Author/Creator: Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1851 Pagination: 1 v. : 32 p. ; 21.9 x 14 cm.

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00267.378 Author/Creator: Douglas, Stephen Arnold (1813-1861) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 1851 Pagination: 1 v. : 32 p. ; 21.9 x 14 cm.

Summary of Content: Printed by Gideon & Co., printers. Douglas discusses slavery and the Compromise of 1850. Appears to have been removed from previous binding.

People: Douglas, Stephen Arnold, 1813-1861

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Missouri CompromiseSlaveryAfrican American HistoryGovernment and CivicsLawCongressWestward Expansion

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