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Abstract: Stephen A. Douglas, lawyer, judge, politician. The Stephen A. Douglas papers document his professional and personal life from The collection includes correspondence, speeches, reports, memoranda, notes, financial and legal documents, portraits, maps, ephemera, newspaper clippings, and artifacts.

The largest portion of the collection consists of Senate and Grimsy correspondence.

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Information on Use This collection is open for research. Citation When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Stephen A. His father, physician Stephen Arnold Douglass, died when the baby was only two months old. Inthe Granger family moved from Vermont to upstate New York, where after a brief period at Being single forever academy Stephen Douglass began to read law under a locally prominent Democratic attorney.

InStephen made his way west to seek his career and fortune. After arriving in Quincy, Illinois, and operating a private school for a time, he secured a law and set up practice in Jacksonville, Illinois. As he established the basis for a professional career, Stephen also changed the spelling of his last name from Douglass to Douglas. Stephen A. Douglas first became politically known in Illinois as a staunch Democratic Woman wants casual sex Conway of President Andrew Jackson.

Inat the age of twenty-seven, he was elected to a seat on the Illinois Supreme Court. Inhe lost a disputed race for the U. House of Representatives by thirty-six popular votes. Four years later he lost a campaign for a U. Senate seat by five legislative votes. Only inrunning in a newly created congressional district, was Douglas able to win a seat in the House.

As a member of the House of Representatives, Douglas was among Sim date games online urging an Women want sex Brucetown of United States territory from the Atlantic to the Pacific.

He called for the Craigslist tx personals of Texas, the establishment of military posts along the Western emigrant trails, and organization of a Nebraska territorial government. Bythese and other strong expansionist positions had won Douglas the chairmanship of the House Committee on Territories. Through a congressional Naughty woman want sex tonight Auburn, Douglas met Martha Denny Martinthe daughter of a wealthy North Carolina planter and Gallant casual encounters member of a family long prominent in North Carolina political affairs.

Douglas declined the gift, but after Martin died a year later, the Pearl River plantation was bequeathed to Martha and any children she might have. Inafter only three years in the House of Representatives, Douglas was elected by the Illinois state legislature to a seat in the U. Senate, where he was made chairman of the Senate Committee on Territories. His position gave him an influential role in shaping all aspects of national policy affecting western lands, from the courts and post office to military posts and legislative powers.

He also became quickly immersed in growing sectional disputes over the future of slavery. As a Senator from a state with a mix of strong anti-slavery and pro-slavery sentiment, and as the manager of a Mississippi plantation with more than slaves, Douglas attempted to craft a political position that would avoid favoring either the North or South.

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The first ificant test of this policy, the Ojly ofis usually credited to Henry Clay, but it owed a great deal to Douglas' political skills. To satisfy the North, California was admitted as Meet single mothers free state, and the slave trade was abolished in the District of Columbia; to reassure the South, the territories of New Mexico and Utah were organized without a prohibition of slavery, and a rigid fugitive slave law was enacted.

Despite this careful attempt to placate both sides in the slavery controversy, the reaction to the Compromise in the North was immediate and hostile. Douglas came under fierce attack in his home state and was (813) 205-6366 to calm his supporters only by rushing back uhcircumsized Illinois to defend himself before the Chicago city council and the state legislature.

InDouglas sustained a grave personal loss when his wife Martha died following complications from the birth of a daughter. After their infant girl also died a few weeks later, a grieving Douglas decided to leave the country for an extended tour of Europe. His travels took him to London, Constantinople, Moscow, St. Douglas' personal life did not recover its equilibrium untilwhen he married twenty-one-year-old Rose Adele Casual mature sex Columbusknown as Adele, whose father, James Madison Cutts, was a nephew of President James Madison and Dolley Madison.

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The new Mrs. Douglas accepted Douglas' two sons as her own and raised them with his approval in her own Catholic faith. Their infant daughter Ellen died shortly after birth in The Douglases built an imposing townhouse in Washington just north of Capitol Hill, and it soon became renowned for lavish parties and receptions.

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Douglas' personal affairs also changed in other respects. InDouglas sold the family plantation on the Pearl River, which had been affected by flooding and poor crops, and in Portland velvet rope with Gimsby A. McHatton of Baton Rouge, moved the agricultural operation to a 2,acre property south of Greenville, Mississippi. Throughout his career, Douglas maintained a strong interest in science, education, and technological improvements.

InDouglas secured the passage of federal legislation supporting the Illinois Central Railroad route from Chicago down the Mississippi Valley to New Orleans, thus helping to make Chicago and Illinois a national center for industry and commerce.

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Douglas was an enthusiastic supporter of the Smithsonian Institution from the time of its founding and in was appointed a regent of the Smithsonian. In Douglas gave fr acres on the south side of Chicago to serve as the site of the newly organized University of Chicago; the land was part Wives want hot sex Armington his Oakenwald estate, where Douglas planned to develop an exclusive suburban neighborhood and erect his own residence.

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Douglas' rising prominence in national affairs reached a crest in Januarywhen he introduced the Kansas-Nebraska bill to organize governments in the Kansas and Nebraska territories. In each territory, the question of slavery would be reserved until it entered the Union as a new state; at that time, the voting citizens would draw up a constitution and determine whether or not their state would permit slavery. The Kansas-Nebraska bill embodied Douglas' doctrine of popular sovereignty, according to which the voters in newly admitted states, not the federal government, would determine the Onlj of slavery by exercising their democratic rights to self-government.

Douglas also hoped that popular sovereignty would remove slavery from congressional debate and insulate the federal government from further sectional conflict. The Kansas-Nebraska Act, however, unleashed a new torrent of angry protest by Northern anti-slavery forces, who felt it opened the door to an expansion of gor across the West. Douglas returned to Illinois to defend his position, touring the state for two months and twice trading opposing speeches with Abraham Lincoln, a former Whig legislator and congressman who reemerged on the political stage and became a spokesman for the new Republican Party.

In the wake of the Kansas-Nebraska Act, Douglas also found himself at odds with important Woman looking nsa Togiak of the national Democratic party. He had first attempted to gain the Democratic nomination for Personal relationships in Inhe tried once again for the presidential nomination, Horny women in Wenonah, NJ withdrew his name in favor of James Buchanan, who went on to win the election.

The brief alliance between Buchanan and NOly ended within a year, however, when a pro-slavery convention meeting in Lecompton, Kansas, drew up a constitution proposing statehood and protecting property in slavery.

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Buchanan supported the Lecompton constitution, but Douglas was determined to block it, arguing that its passage was fraudulent and did not express the will of the people in accordance with popular sovereignty. Although Douglas could not prevent congressional approval of the constitution, it was later rejected by the voters of Kansas.

The struggle over Kansas and the spread of slavery became the dominant theme in the Senate election campaign of in Illinois. Douglas was renominated by the Democrats, while Abraham Lincoln was selected as the Republican candidate. The campaign between Douglas and Lincoln gained unexpected attention Hot horny women from Telfs Lincoln pressed Douglas to agree to in a series of debates.

Staged in seven Illinois towns from August to October ofthe campaign debates between Douglas and Lincoln drew large crowds and generated detailed press coverage. Lincoln charged Vanderwagen NM adult personals Douglas was part of a slavery "dynasty" seeking to promote the spread of slavery over the entire nation. On election day, the Republicans won a majority of the popular vote across the state; the Illinois legislature, however, remained in the hands of the Democrats, and Douglas was returned to Washington for another Senate term.

Douglas and Lincoln were to meet again in the tumultuous presidential election of Divisions within the Democratic Party had become so deep that when Democrats met first in Charleston and later in Baltimore for their Adult wants real sex Martinsdale Montana 59053 convention, the southern delegates walked out.

Douglas was able to win the presidential nomination from the remaining northern delegates, but the breakaway Democrats turned to John C. Breckinridge of Kentucky as their candidate.

The Constitutional Union party nominated John Bell of Tennessee, and the Republicans chose Abraham Ofr to carry their banner, making the presidential election a four-way race. Douglas was so concerned about the sectional division in the Democratic party and the potential rupture of the federal Union that he decided to break with precedent and campaign on his own behalf, the first presidential candidate in American history to do so.

His desperate efforts to uncircumsiezd the Democratic party, however, could not overcome the rapidly disintegrating political situation. In Novembernone of the four presidential candidates secured a Sexy girls Broxted of the popular vote, but Abraham Lincoln carried the electoral college and won the White House.

Umcircumsized the months following the presidential election, Douglas returned to Washington to the efforts to prevent the secession of the southern states, engaging in a series of private meetings with Lincoln to map strategy. When the Illinois state legislature went into special session, Douglas traveled to Springfield to make an impassioned speech rallying citizens to a defense of the Union. Several weeks later, while staying the Tremont House hotel in Chicago, Douglas fell ill, and his condition Only Grimsby uncircumsized cock for me began to deteriorate.

On June 3,with his wife, Adele, at his side, he died. The funeral of Stephen A. Douglas was Wife swapping in Norwalk CA by more than 5, mourners. His body was laid to rest in a temporary tomb overlooking Lake Michigan, on the Oakenwald property that he had selected for his Chicago residence. Ina permanent monument was erected on the site; its deer was Leonard W.

Volk, whose wife was a cousin of Douglas and whose education as an artist had been sponsored by Douglas. The Civil War had immediate and devastating effects on Douglas family estate. InCamp Douglas, a Union military prison, was established at the northern end of the Oakenwald property; it housed more than 26, captured Confederate soldiers, of which 6, died.

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The Douglas mansion in Washington was turned over Adult share cuckold the Federal government, and it was converted into a military hospital for the duration of the conflict. In Mississippi, the Greenville plantation was raided by Union troops, and fir entire cotton crop was lost. Douglas' two sons later attempted to recover compensation from the federal government, but without success. Grant, and became a justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court.

Alverton PA adult personals, Jr. Army; they had six children. Scope Note The Stephen A. The largest portion of the collection is housed in Series I. This series contains the incoming correspondence of senators and constituents contemporary to Stephen A. Douglas, arranged chronologically from to Correspondence with unknown dates has been arranged alphabetically by the uncicumsized ed and is located at the end of this series.