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The Discussion.


Thursday, September 9, 1858.

To-day we publish the speeches made by Douglas and Lincoln, in Freeport, Aug. 27, 1858, having no fears of the result of an examination of them by our readers. That Douglas used up Lincoln no sane man, after reading the speeches, will deny. If Republican papers, and among them the "Equalizing" Journal, were of opinion that Douglas was used up in the date, why did they not publish this gentleman's speech side by side with Lincoln's? They dare not – they had no faith in what they said. In fact, they knew they falsified the record, and that Lincoln could not make even a passable showing with Douglas. Has the Journal sufficient courage to publish Judge Douglas's speech? We will see.