[7]   Speaking at the dedication of a new Democratic Hall at Chicago, November 11, 1857, Douglas was reported as lamenting that ``Black Republicans . . . will allow the blacks to push us from our sidewalk (Oh!) and elbow us out of car seats (Oh? Oh!) and stink us out of our places of worship. . . .'' (Chicago Daily Democratic Press, November 12, 1857).

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