Letter to J.B. Dorr

My Dear Sir: I have received your letter inquiring whether my friends are at liberty…

The Dividing Line Between Federal and Local Authority

Under our complex system of government it is the first duty of American statesmen to…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 7th Debate Part II

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 7th Debate Part I

MR. DOUGLAS' SPEECH. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: It is now nearly four months since the canvass…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 6th Debate Part II

A VOICE—"That's the doctrine. "                                                              

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 6th Debate Part I

MR. LINCOLN'S SPEECH. At precisely half past two o'clock Mr. Lincoln was introduced to the…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 4th Debate Part II

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 4th Debate Part I

MR. LINCOLN'S SPEECH. Mr. Lincoln took the stand at a quarter before three, and was…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 3rd Debate Part II

INTERROGATORIES.                                                                         

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 3rd Debate Part I

MR. DOUGLAS’ SPEECH.  LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: I appear before you today in pursuance of a…

Speech at Springfield, Illinois

Mr. Chairman and Fellow-Citizens of Springfield and Old Sagamon: My heart filled with emotions at…

Homecoming Speech at Chicago

MR. CHAIRMAN AND FELLOW-CITIZENS: I can find no language which can adequately express my profound…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 2nd Debate

Mr. Lincoln’s Speech LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: On Saturday last, Judge Douglas and myself first met…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 5th Debate

Mr. Douglas’s Speech LADIES AND GENTLEMEN: Four years ago I appeared before the people of…

The Lincoln-Douglas Debates 1st Debate

DOUGLAS'S SPEECH Ladies and gentlemen: I appear before you to-day for the purpose of discussing…