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e and friendship I have so long enjoyed as your Honor's, I make no hesitation in asking the small favor of a loan for a few days, to square up the amount of the fines that you have caused the clerk to enter against me. This was what Dick Swiviller used to call an inscrutable staggerer. The judge looked at Marshall, and then at the clerk, and finally said, Clerk, remit Mr. Marshall's fines; the State is better able to lose thirty dollars than I am. He was once a candidate against General James S. Pilcher, at one time mayor of the city of Louisville. The general made a long and telling speech, for it was full of good stories if not good language and deep learning, and had closed by telling his audience that he was raised a plain country lad, and had never been to school more than about three months in his life. Marshall arose, and in that humorous way peculiar to himself, remarked: My friend has told you that his school education was confined to the short period of three months tim