slature, 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 years of age, he was elected to the Twenty-seventh Congress of the United States from the Ashland district without opposition, and entered upon his congressional duties at the celebrated called session, under John Tyler, acting Preside afterward, somewhat put out by the familiar manner of the cullerd gemman, but answered civilly that he did. The colored man was delighted to hear it, and to meet him. I had, he said, the honor and pleasure of serving with Thomas F. Marshall from 1841 to 1843.
Marshall thinking he had met with one of the old family servants who had run away from slavery in Kentucky to freedom in Ohio, was about to ply him with questions, but found no opportunity of getting in a word edgeways.
The colored man