Thursday, October 25, 2007

According to John Marshall...

"Those who explore and settle new countries are generally bold, hardy, and adventurous men, whose minds, as well as bodies, are fitted to encounter danger and fatigue; their object is the acquisition of property, and they generally succeed."

The eldest of 15 children, John Marshall was born in a log cabin on the Virginia frontier 24 September 1755. He would grow to become 4th Chief Justice of the United States. He died 6 July 1835 at the age of 79, having served as Chief Justice for over 34 years, and also as the last surviving member of John Adams' Cabinet.