[Np. 1857]. 8pp. printed on folded folio sheet. A couple creases, else very good, unopened and untrimmed. Item #WRCAM14696
"Douglas was invited by the federal grand jury to address it upon the state of the nation. This speech was the first public expression of his views on the Dred Scott decision. In it he accepted the decision and insisted that 'the whole principle of Popular Sovereignty and self- government is sustained and firmly established by the authority of this decision.' The speech was part of the preliminary groundwork for re-election in 1858 and was widely distributed and printed throughout the state in both English- and German-language editions" - Byrd, who lists three issues, each with different collations, but gives only one location (IU) for the present issue, which is far scarcer than the other two. BYRD 2633. COHEN 10083.