ne morning, with the letter from New York City, inviting him to deliver a lecture there, and asked my advice and that of other friends as to the subject and character of his address.
We all recommended a speech on the political situation.
Remembering his poor success as a lecturer himself, he adopted our suggestions.
He accepted the invitation of the New York committee, at the same time notifying them that his speech would deal entirely with political questions, and fixing a day late in February as the most convenient time.
Meanwhile he spent the intervening time in careful preparation.
He searched through the dusty volumes of congressional proceedings in the State library, and dug deeply into political history.
He was painstaking and thorough in the study of his subject, but when at last he left for New York we had many misgivings — and he not a few himselfof his success in the great metropolis.
What effect the unpretentious Western lawyer would have on the wealthy and fashion