The Addresses on the Death of Hon. Stephen A. Douglas, contains the official grieving the Illinois Senator.
Stephen A. Douglas died unexpectedly on June 3, 1861, just as the Union War effort was getting started. In his last public address Douglas declared, “every man must be for the United States or against it. There can be no neutrals in this war; only patriots and traitors.” In his death, Abraham Lincoln’s chief rival made common cause with his old colleague in support of the Union.
These obituary addresses by many prominent colleagues of Douglas, including many from Illinois who knew the “Little Giant” well, and demonstrate the shock at his untimely passing. Eulogists include Lyman Trumbull, Orville Hickman Browning, and Representative and soon-to-be Major General John A. McClernand.
Handsomely bound in clean boards with gilt lettering and faux leather spine. Wrappers present; lightly foxed; light mildew stains; minimal chipping and dog-eared pages; else very good.
Douglas, Stephen A. ADDRESSES ON THE DEATH OF HON. STEPHEN A. DOUGLAS, DELIVERED IN THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ON TUESDAY, JULY 9, 1861. Washington: G.P.O., 1861. 92p., wraps.