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    Stephen A. Douglas Debates the Fate of Kansas and Slavery 1856 speech, "KANSAS TERRITORIAL AFFAIRS," by Hon. S. A. Douglas of Illinois, printed at the Union Office, Washington, D.C. Choice extremely fine. Twenty-nine page pamphlet by the Honorable Stephen Arnold Douglas. Lightly toned, in otherwise excellent condition, 9.25" x 5.75". This is one of many speeches made by a prominent U.S. senator debating the fate of the newly added state of Kansas. Delivered on March 20, 1856. Stephen Douglas was the creator of the Kansas-Nebraska Bill, which allowed each new territory to decide whether it would be a slave state or free state. He became very famous for his debates with Abraham Lincoln on the issue of slavery. A slight crimp in the paper running in the packet from back to front is the only variation from its original form.

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