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[343] embarkation for Ireland. I hope you will write me about all the matters mentioned in my last despatch to you, at length, and in your most closely-written hand. . Would that I could imitate you. Good-by.

As ever, affectionately yours,

To Judge Story.

Liverpool, Aug. 18, 1838.
My dear Judge,—. . . 1 From Chester I passed to the great Northern Circuit at Liverpool, with various letters of introduction to the judges. The first day I was in Liverpool, I dined with the city corporation at a truly aldermanic feast in honor of the judges; the second, with the judges, to meet the bar; the third, with the Mayor at his country seat; the fourth, with the bar; the fifth, with Mr. Cresswell (the leader and old reporter), Sir Gregory Lewin, Watson2 (author of a book on Arbitration), the sheriffs, &c., Rushton3 (Corporation Commissioner), Wortley, &c., at a private dinner; and to-day, in a few minutes, I dine with Roebuck,4 who has just entered upon the Northern Circuit. At the Judges' dinner, Baron Alderson alluded to me, and gave the health of the President of the United States. I made some remarks, which were well received. Mr. Ingham, an M. P. who was present, I observed, was quite attentive, and seemed pleased. At the bar dinner, Adolphus,5 the reporter, proposed my health, which drew me out in a speech of considerable length,—the longest I have yet made. I should not fail to say that your health was proposed and drunk, and that you are known very well. I have a thousand things to say to you about the law, circuit life, and the English judges. I have seen more of all than probably ever fell to the lot of a foreigner. I have the friendship and confidence of judges, and of the leaders of the bar. Not a day passes without my being five or six hours in company with men of this stamp. And can you say that this will do me no good,—that I shall be spoiled? My tour is no vulgar holiday affair, merely to spend money and to

1 The omitted part of this letter is mainly a repetition of one written to Hillard, Aug. 12.

2 William Henry Watson.

3 A friend of Dr. Julius and G. H. Wilkinson.

4 John Arthur Roebuck was born in Madras, in 1802. He lived in Canada from 1815 to 1824; and then went to England to study for the bar. He joined John Stuart Mill's ‘Utilitarian Society,’ and was an early writer for the ‘Westminster Review.’ Autobiography of Mill, pp. 81, 96. He represented Bath in Parliament from 1832 to 1837, and from 1841 to 1847; and Sheffield from 1849 to 1869; and, after a defeat in 1869, was chosen again for Sheffield in 1874. He is the author of a book on ‘The Colonies of England,’ and a ‘History of the Whig Ministry of 1830,’ and has contributed to the ‘Edinburgh’ as well as the ‘Westminster’ Review. Allying himself in later life with the cause of American Slavery in its final struggle, he became intensely hostile to the United States during the Civil War, and was the partisan of the Southern Confederacy. Sumner was introduced to him by Joseph Parkes.

5 John Leycester Adolphus, 1793-1868; Reporter of the Queen's Bench in association with Thomas Flower Ellis (Macaulay's friend). In 1820, he maintained in a pamphlet Scott's authorship of the Waverley Novels. ‘Life of Lord Denman,’ Vol. II. p. 244.

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