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Marshall's greatest Constitutional decisions given during the decade after peace is declared—Majority of Supreme Court becomes Republican—Marshall's influence over the Associate Justices—His life in Richmond—His negligent attire—Personal anecdotes—Interest in farming—Simplicity of habits—Holds Circuit CourtPg vi at Raleigh—Marshall's devotion to his wife—His religious belief—His children—Life at Oak Hill—Generosity—Member of Quoit Club—His 'lawyer dinners'—Delights in the reading of poetry and fiction—Familiarity and friendliness—Joseph Story first meets the Chief Justice—Is captivated by his personality—Marshall's dignity in presiding over Supreme Court—Quickness at repartee—Life in Washington—Marshall and Associate Justices live together in same boarding-house—His dislike of publicity—Honorary degrees conferred—Esteem of his contemporaries—His personality—Calmness of manner—Strength of intellect—His irresistible charm—Likeness to Abraham Lincoln—The strong and brilliant bar practicing before the Supreme Court—Legal oratory of the period—Length of arguments—Joseph Story—His character and attainments—Birth and family—A Republican—Devotion to Marshall—Their friendship mutually helpful—Jefferson fears Marshall's influence on Story—Edward Livingston sues Jefferson for one hundred thousand dollars—Circumstances leading to Batture litigation—Jefferson's desire to name District Judge in Virginia—Jefferson in letter attacks Marshall—He dictates appointment of John Tyler to succeed Cyrus Griffin—Death of Justice Cushing of the Supreme Court—Jefferson tries to name Cushing's successor—He objects to Story—Madison wishes to comply with Jefferson's request—His consequent difficulty in filling place—Appointment of Story—Jefferson prepares brief on Batture case—Public interest in case—Case is heard—Marshall's opinion reflects on Jefferson—Chancellor Kent's opinion—Jefferson and Livingston publish statements—Marshall ascribes Jefferson's animosity in subsequent years to the Batture litigation. ... February and March, 1819, mark an epoch in American history—Marshall, at that time, delivers three of his greatest opinions—He surveys the state of the country—Beholds terrible conditions—The moral, economic, and social breakdown—Bad banking the immediate cause of the catastrophe—Sound and brilliant career of the first Bank of the United States—Causes of popular antagonism to it—Jealousy of the State banks—Jefferson's hostility to a central bank—John Adams's description of State banking methods—Opposition to rechartering the National institution—Congress refuses to recharter it—Abnormal increase of State banks—Their great and unjustifiable profits—Congress forced to charter second Bank of the United States—Immoral and uneconomic methods of State banks—Growth of 'private banks'—Few restrictions placed on State and private banks and none regarded by them—Popular craze for more 'money'—Character and habits of Western settlers—Local banks prey upon them—Marshall's personal experience—State banks control local press, bar, and courts—Ruthless foreclosures of mortgages and incredible sacrifices of property—Counterfeiting and crime—People unjustly blame Bank of the United Stat