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Worchester March 1850, , Gerrit Smith, Esq. , , Sir, , , Last summer you drafted a resolution, which was passed at one of your conventions, recommending abolitionists to furnish the bar with copies of my argument on slavery., , Subsequently, Mr. Marsh, the publisher of the argument, wrote you on the subject, as he told me. He sent me a copy of your answer. In it you say, "I had intended to take an active part in supplying the lawyers of this state with it, (my argument); but recent occurrences have disinclined me to carry out this intention." , , The recent occurrences have alluded to, are the fact that I did not choose to work for you, and enlighten your ignorance without pay. , , In January last Bradburn wrote me a letter, and it it he gave an extract from one he had just received from you. In this extract, in speaking of your discussion at, , PAGE4<BR><BR>while making the most [...] professions of philanthropy and justice [...] robbing a poor man of his bread [...] of gaining for yourself the credit of arguments, of which you are not the author. , , But I warn you that if you infringe on my copyright there are laws in this country, that they look through the [...] and that [a] time may come when I may not be too poor to bring you before them. Shameless villain that you are. , , To Gerrit Smith, Not sent, Excerpt of part - , See copy of letter of March, 30-1850