A page from the 1901 reprint of a little "Abraham Lincoln: His Book" shows the start of Lincoln's first debate against Douglas in Ottawa, Ill. The book reprinted a scrapbook he compiled of stances he took in 1854-58 (letters and speeches clipped from newspapers) on slavery and black rights. The original scrapbook is in the Library of Congress.
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