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Syracuse, you say, "Of course, I availed myself greatly of Lysander Spooner's argument." , , From some accounts I have seen of your recent speeches at Albany, and the circumstances it would appear that there also you again "availed yourself greatly of Lysander Spooner's argument." , , It seems, therefore, that while you avow your disinclination - and act upon the disinclination - to circulate my arguments, in my own words, it is yet a matter "of course" with you to use them as materials for a speech, whenever you attempt one of your public displays - , , What is your face made of that is does not blister at such shameless and [...] conduct? , , Lysander Spooner, , That I suppose But it all helps to illustrate the character of Gerrit Smith - and as it seems to corresponds with some other things it has been my lot know of him. , , I had expected of course, that men would feel free to use my argument in speeches - but it had never before occurred to me that any one was base enough to avow his disinclination to circulate my arguments in my own words, and then use them as speeches for himself. It seems, however, there was one such person - and he proves to be the same, who, while making the most ostentatious displays of real or pretended philanthropy toward the poor, could yet ask a poor man to work for him and enlighten his ignorance, and then refuse to pay him. , , Since these things have been done, I am glad they happened both to be done by the same individual - for it saves me the necessity of recognizing any other person as capable of either. , , But this is not all. I now hear that you are to print your Albany Speeches for circulation. You are "disinclined" to circulate my arguments under my name, but you can print them, put your own name upon them, and then circulate them, thus morally and I presume legally, prating upon my copyright. Of course, you add some ignorance and bombast of your own, to serve as drapery, in the hope that you will thereby in some measure hide the fraud and crime you are perpetrating. You are embolden to do all this, no doubt, by my poverty. But for that you would never have thought of such a thing. And it shows that