St. Louis, Sept. 14. 1858.
I have just been reading an article in the Richmond Enquirer, which will be republished in the Democrat of to-morrow, & which will be sent you--
It strikes me it would be well for you to put another question to Douglas after reading this article-- You will see that the Enquirer chooses to understand Douglas Freeport speech as favoring the passage of a slave code by Congress for the protection of slavery in the territories-- D. of course meant no such thing, & not having seen the dodge of the Enquirer would probably answer promptly that Congress possessed no such power, or that he was opposed to its exercise if it did--
This would effectually use him up with the South & set the whole pro-slavery Democracy against him--
I spoke to a very enthusiastic meeting at Waterloo yesterday, though it was not large-- Our friends in that county are enthusiastic & determined to make the best fight in their power-- The right spirit is up everywhere--
Should you think advisable to put another question to D. founded on the Enquirer's article, some one ought to take down & report his answer so as to have it published--