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A Good Hit.


Thursday, October, 14, 1858.

At Galesburg, Douglas repeated his stale nonsense concerning the Declaration of Independence, declaring that it never was intended to include "a nigger," as entitled to "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." Lincoln replied to him that neither Washington, Jefferson, any President, any member of Congress, or any living man, ever took that position until the necessities of the present policy of the Democratic party in regard to slavery, and to invent that affirmation.