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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Southern Historical Society Papers. (search)
mpt of court. But, replied Marshall, in his own provokingly ludicrous way, I assure you that I have an infernal contempt for it. A young limb of the law, named McKay, who had heard of this anecdote of Marshall, once attempted to imitate it, and was punished as all imitators deserve to be. He was employed to prosecute a man indicted for larceny before a committing court composed of three magistrates. On hearing the testimony they refused to commit the prisoner to jail. McKay concluded to take revenge on the magistrates, and accordingly began the attack. I wish your worships would fine me five dollars for contempt of court. Why, Mr. McKay? Because I fMr. McKay? Because I feel a very decided contempt for the court. Your contempt for the court is not more decided than the court's contempt for you, was the response of one of the magistrates. Mr. Marshall took great delight in relating an adventure which he once had with the celebrated Tom Corwin, the swarthy senator from Ohio. Marshall had stopped
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 18. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 17 (search)
e, was made in Italy, and represents Mr. Davis in the act of delivering a speech, there being a scroll of paper in his right hand and a pile of books at his feet. On the six marble slabs forming the walls of this chamber are the following inscriptions: Officers of the Confederate monument Association of Mississippi, A. D. 1890. Miss Sallie B. Morgan, president. Mrs. Belmont Phelps Manship, vice-president. Mrs. Elenor H. Stone, treasurer. Mrs. Sophie D. Langley, secretary. Mrs. Virginia P. McKay, corresponding secretary. All lost; but by the graves Where martyred heroes rest, He wins the most who honor saves- Success is not the test. It recks not where their bodies lie, By bloody hillside, plain or river, Their names are bright on Fame's proud sky, Their deeds of valor live forever. The noble women of Mississippi, moved by grateful hearts and loving zeal, organized June 15, A. D. 1886, the Confederate Monument Association. Their efforts, aided by an appropriation of t