on the expiration of the Twenty-seventh Congress, he returned home, declined being a candidate for a second term, and declared publicly in Lexington that he would not again support Clay for the presidency.
The annexation of Texas was one of the prominent questions in 1844.
Before Clay wrote his celebrated Raleigh letter, defining his position with regard to it, Marshall declared himself in favor of annexation, and spoke, upon the invitation of many persons, on that subject in Lexington.
In 1845 Marshall again entered the political field and ran for Congress against the Hon. Garrett Davis.
Some time before the district had given Clay a majority of , 5000, and Governor William Owsley, when he defeated Butler, a majority of 1,300.
Marshall was beaten by Davis, 700 votes.
During the canvass he gave a full and graphic history of the Congress of which he was a member, and vindicated his vote for James K. Polk on national grounds.
He declared that, under similar circumstances, he would