rly opposed, but my conversion rested upon firm conviction in the undying principles of true Democracy.
It was a remarkable book, that of Judge Upshur's review.
I have never seen the work since, though I have often tried to procure it. Judge Upshur was a very excellent scholar and a vigorous writer.
He was killed during President Polk's administration, or Mr. Tyler's. The book was loaned to me while at Harvard by my fellow-student, Henry C. Semple, who, by the way, was the father of Rev. Father Semple, president of the Jesuit's College of this city.
Henry C. Semple afterwards became a distinguished lawyer of Montgomery, Alabama.
I had the pleasure of seeing my whole family, continued Mr. Semmes,
converted some years later to the Democracy.
When the so-called American party was formed among the Whigs, and Catholic churches and schoolhouses were burned, my mother changed her political tenets, and said that she would never be identified with a party that was so un-American,