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Excerpt from Autobiography of Stephen A. Douglas: Reprinted From the Journal of the Illinois Stat Historical Society, October, 1912
While collecting material for a biographical study of Stephen Arnold Douglas, Judge Robert M. Douglas of North Carolina, a son, kindly loaned me this little autobiography. Added to the story as told me personally by the late Colonel John Dement and the sketch published years ago in Harper's Monthly Magazine by Daniel Roberts, we now are enabled for the first time to secure a correct knowledge of the early life of Douglas.
When Stephen A. Douglas kissed his mother good bye at the home stead gate near Canandaigua, New York, her last inquiry was: And when shall you come home to visit us, my son? On my way to Con gress, mother, he answered. And so the first visit was to be made ten years afterwards, almost to a day. Douglas started westward deter mined to make for himself a political career. Just what point he should seek was undetermined; so at Cleveland, he tarried with relatives for the purpose of getting his bearings. Withthe personal manipulation of those bearings, Douglas had so little to do that it might be said be literally drifted until circumstances, of them propitious, landed him, sick, footsore from his ten mile walk from Exeter, at the end of a raw day of November, in the little village of Winchester, then in the county of Morgan, in the State of Illinois.
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publisher: Forgotten Books (May 10, 2017)
isbn: 1330189930, 978-1330189931,
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