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LUTHER RAWSON MARSH.
A. B. BURDICK, 145 NASSAU STREET.
ENTERED accrrding to Act of Congress, in the year 1860, hy
LUTHER R. MARSH,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of
W.H. TINSON, Stereotyper.
GEO. RUSSELL & Co., Printers.
P R E FACE.
It was originally the design of the compiler to have appended the writings and speeches of Mr. Stewart, as well on slavery as other topics, to a memoir of his life, now in preparation. But the variety and length of these anti-slavery productions, and the peculiar interest with which these questions are now debated, have induced me to publish, some entire and some in part, selections of his speeches and writings relating to that tangled problem, whose present is so fraught with difficulty and danger, and whose future hangs portentously in cloud. We may hope, I think, that if there can be any solution, by mortals, of this great and complicated subject, it will be discovered by the earnest gaze of millions of men, now directed to it. And when an original thinker like Mr. Stewart, moved by disinterested impulse, and an ardent love of truth, has for years applied the powers of his mind to a consideration of the problem, in all its ramifications, it may aid the national discussion of it, employing, or destined soon to employ, the tongues and pens of the whole country--if the opinions and arguments, thus