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 This eight-page pamphlet (Monaghan 12) furnished the text of this speech in the debates scrapbook. Vide supra, July 17, note 1.
 Francis (Frank) P. Blair, Jr., editor of the Missouri Democrat, was elected to Congress in 1856 and served till March 3, 1859. In 1858 he lost the election to John R. Barret, but successfully contested and served from June 8 to June 25, 1860.