Letter, Stephen A. Douglas to William Smith, 27 August 1842

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the people and will be a solemn warning to all demogouges who wish to elevate themselves by possecuting [prosecuting] a crusade against any religions or political sort, where peculiar tennats may be suffered to be unpopular among a majority of the people.
The next great struggle will be the Election of a U.S. Senator. Judge Breese is again on the field as a Candidate, and on the other hand many of my friends have been so kind as to present my name as a Candidate for that office I shall again return to my circut in a few days, and hope to see you at the Court.
Present my respects to my friends
I remain your friend
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the people and will be a solemn warning to all demogouges who wish to elevate themselves by possecuting [prosecuting] a crusade against any religions or political sort, where peculiar tennats may be suffered to be unpopular among a majority of the people.
The next great struggle will be the Election of a U.S. Senator. Judge Breese is again on the field as a Candidate, and on the other hand many of my friends have been so kind as to present my name as a Candidate for that office I shall again return to my circut in a few days, and hope to see you at the Court.
Present my respects to my friends
I remain your friend
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