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and to the resurrected dead that time shall be no more, I have no doubt, sir, that some infernal fool from Buffalo will start up and cry out, Louder, Gabriel, louder! Marshall went on with his speech, but there were no more cries of louder. But the jokes and stories in which he figures are innumerable. During the political campaigns, and often at the bar, they are told and re-told down to the present day. He was once defending a man charged with murder in Jessamine County, Kentucky, Judge Lusk presiding. The testimony against the prisoner was strong, and Marshall struggled hard on the cross-examination, but to little purpose, for the old judge was inflexible in his determination to rule out all the improper testimony offered on the part of the defence. At last he worked himself into a high state of excitement, and remarked that Jesus Christ was convicted upon just such rulings of the court that tried him. Clerk, said the judge, enter a fine of ten dollars against Mr. Marshal