ments in favor of the ratification of the Federal Consti-
tution in the Virginia Convention, Kentucky    be-
came an independent state, co-equal with Virginia
in the sisterhood of states, but she did not sur-
render by that act her share in the glories of
the old mother-her part in the honors won or to be won
by her brothers who remained within the territorial
limits of the old State. Her immigrants had brought
from Virginia the laws, the customs, the traditions, the
glories of the Oid Dominion. They formed part, the
larger part, of our wealth when we became an independ-
ent state; they are an inalienable part of the heritage
which we have received from our ancestors; they were
inwrought in the fabric of our institutions; they have
been in wrought in the very nature of Kentuckians. To-
day we claim Washington, Jefferson, Marshall, Henry
and their compeers as if they were all children of the
same mother, sprung from the same womb, begotten of
the same loins. Therefore, we can say of Marshall that
he is ours, using the word in a sense in which it can be
used in no other state save in the State of Virginia. He
was trained in a Virginia family, he sprang from Virginia
stock; he was a Virginian of Virginians, and this can
be said of those who laid the foundations of Kentucky;
those who made Kentucky what she was in th early
davs of her hi-tory ; and the projective force of their
teaching-their lives, have marked the pathway in which
she has trod. the glorious pathway which she has
adorned with many a memorial of her devotion to those
principles of constitutional liberty and of domestic
honor which she shares with the children of Virginia.
  John Marshall is an illustration of what is sometimes
called a "round man." I am not a believer in the doc-
trine that holds that the human intellect is so narrow
that a predisposition to succeed in any one department
presurnes an incapacity to succeed in other depart-