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A COLLECTION

OF THE

POLITICAL WRITINGS

OF

WILLIAM LEGG ETT,

SELECTED AND ARRANGED,

WITH A PRE FACE,

BY

THEODORE SEDGWICK, JR.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

NEW-YORK:

TAYLOR & DOD D.

1840.

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V. 2

ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1839,

BY W. C. BRYANT, In the Clerk's Office for the Southern District of New York.

H. LUDWIG, PRINTERI 72, Vesey-street, N. Y.

A COLLECTION

OF THE

POLITICAL WRITINGS

OP

WILLIAM LEGGETT.

CHIEF JUSTICE MARSHALL.

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[From the Evening Post, July 28, 1835.] WE perceive with pleasure that public and spontane. ous demonstrations of respect for the character and talents of the late Judge Marshall have taken place in every part of the country where the tidings of his death have been received. These tributes to the memory of departed excellence have a most salutary effect on the living ; and few men have existed in our republic who so entirely de. served to be thus distinguished as examples, by a universal expression of sorrow at their death, as he whose loss the nation now laments. Possessed of a vast heredi. tary fortune, he had none of the foolish ostentation or arrogance which are the usual companions of wealth. Occupying an office too potent-lifted too high above the influence of popular will—there was no man who in his private intercourse and habits, exhibited a more

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