Republican State Central Committee Rooms,
Columbus, O., Sept 1 1859
I enclose herewith a notice that appeared in our "Statesman" this morning by which you see that Douglas is posted for two meetings in Ohio.
Now, we desire to head off the little gentleman, and in behalf of the Rep. State Cent. Com I invite you to visit our State, to make a few Speeches, say 3, or 4, at such prominent points as we may select. We would prefer the time, Say the 13 14, 15 -- 16, & 17, Sept, or if preferable to you from the 27, to Oct. 1st ... Our State Fair occupies the week of the 20th &c. We will be happy to pay your expenses & use you well. If you can come, telegraph me when & how long, also write me. We want to make our victory complete this year.
Yours truly ... W. T. Bascom