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ed edition of the address. He has wit, facts, dates, said Douglas, in extenuation of his own disinclination to enter upon the famous joint debates, and, when Douglas returned to Washington after the debates were over, he confessed to the young Henrst debater I have ever met, either here or anywhere else. Douglas had won the senatorship and could afford to be generous, b end of the first debate, and the Protean Little Giant, as Douglas was called, had turned and twisted in vain, caught by thatcy. He framed the Freeport dilemma for the unwary feet of Douglas as cunningly as a fox-hunter lays his trap. Gentlemen, he had said of an earlier effort, Judge Douglas informed you that this speech of mine was probably carefully prepared. I admithe real issue, he had declared in closing the debates with Douglas; that is the issue that will continue in this country when these poor tongues of Judge Douglas and myself shall be silent. It is the eternal struggle between these two principles-rig