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Douglas Apologizes

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August 26, 1858.

Senator Douglas, in his next speech, according to the Times, will correct the error he committed at Ottaw.

It is presumed he will open as follows:
Fellow Citizens: -- At Ottawa, I tried to palm off some bogus resolutions as genuine, and fix them upon the Republican party. I tried to bring Lincoln "to his milk." I avowed I would trot him down to lower Egypt and transplant there resolutions to Jonesboro. But the Black Republicans found me out. They detected the counterfeit, and before they arraign me I will plead guilty. It was my poverty, but not my will, consented. I had called Lincoln a liar, a sneak and a coward, but it did no good. I thought I would try my hand at counterfeiting. I didn't know there were detectives around. If I am elected Senator, my first official duty will be to abolish all laws against counterfeiting, and put all detectives in the penitentiary. [Great applause.]

-- Chicago Journal.

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