And finally, when we appear before the Judge of the
quick and the dead, to be rewarded or punished accord-
ing to the deeds done in the body, may we be justified
in Thy sight, for the sake of Jesus, who shed His blood
to wash away our guilt, and who was obedient to the
law, that we might find our righteousness in Him. And
in His name we offer all these petitions unto Thee, and
pray Thee to hear us for Christ's sake. Amen!


      INTRODUCTORY ADDRESS.

Col. W. C. P. Brecicimridge then delivered the followliug
               Introductory Address.

Mr. Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen, and my Fellow-
    members of the Fayette Bar:
  The duty which I am now to perform was assigned to
my brother and associate, Col. John R. Allen, who has
been called to Chicago, and at the request of the Com-
mittee, I take his place.
  The duty assigned to me is to make an introductory
address and merely to lay before you the chief objects of
our celebration.
  Topics germane to this day are very numerous and
full of profound interest. At the request of the Nation-
al Bar Association the various bars of the Union are
assembled to do honor to the memory of John Marshall,
as the great Chief Justice. It is the centennial anniver-
sary of the assumption of his duties under his appoint-
ment by John Adams, as Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of the United States.
  We in Kentucky have a peculiar personal in-
terest in John  Marshall and all  that pertains to
him as an individual. The Marshalls of Kentucky
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