the city of Louisville as the terminus, heaping coals of fire, as he said, upon her ungrateful head for the manner in which she had treated him two years before.
At every session of the legislature of which he was a member Mr. Marshall was the zealous and fearless advocate of the slave law of 1832, which forbade the importation of slaves into the State.
Many attempts were made to repeal this law, but he resisted them with all the might of his logic and all the force of his eloquence.
In 1840 he refused to run again for the legislature.
In the session of that winter the most strenous efforts were made to repeal this law that he so earnestly desired to keep upon the statute books of the State.
He had no seat in the legislature, but, at the urgent solicitation of the friends of the law, he presented the arguments he had so often made on the floor of the House in a series of letters addressed to the Commonwealth, a newspaper published in the city of Frankfort.
In 1841, when forty