t the celebrated called session, under John Tyler, acting President.
During his brief but brilliant career in Washington he spoke often and well.
There are, however, but two of his congressional speeches fully reported.
Disgusted with the manner in which his first speech was given to the public, with characteristic irritability at the close of his second, he severely reprimanded the reporters, and ordered them not to attempt again to pass upon the public their infernal gibberish for his English.
They took him at his word, and left his speeches for some time unreported, and took their revenge by firing off at him their paper bullets of the brain in their letters written from Washington.
At this session Mr. Marshall separated from the Whigs on many very important measures.
He spoke and voted against Clay's bank bill, and spoke with astonishing power.
The speech is unfortunately lost, never having been reported in whole or in part.
He was, he said, in favor of a Bank of the Unit