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Excerpt from A Sketch of Mr. Smiths Political LifeSir: A friend forwarded to me, soon after its publication, a copy of the late Frankfort Intelligencer, which contained a Letter signed by you, and addressed To the Electors of Maine. I am not atMoreExcerpt from A Sketch of Mr. Smiths Political LifeSir: A friend forwarded to me, soon after its publication, a copy of the late Frankfort Intelligencer, which contained a Letter signed by you, and addressed To the Electors of Maine. I am not at all surprised at this convulsive effort of yours to raise yourself from that dead oblivion into which you have been cast, by a series of acts of political baseness and treachery, unparalelled in the history of any other man of your limited pretensions, and who, like you, came into notice as a political pauper, and will go out of power an ingrate - an exposed, despairing and despised demagogue. That effort would, however, have been passed unnoticed by me, - as it will unregarded by those to whom it is addressed - had you not seen fit to introduce my name and business into it, and by sundry positive, direct, palpable, and known falsehoods, sought to create in the minds of those who are unacquainted with the thorough baseness of your character, a suspicion that I have treated you with ingratitude - the very part you have sustained towards those who rescued you from obscurity, only to be requited for the service in a manner to convince the most doubting, that there is such a thing as total political depravity.The number and malignity of the falsehoods relating to me, contained in your letter, and the importance you may be supposed to derive from the position which you occupy before the country, induce me to employ the first leisure moments I have been able to command since the appearance of your letter, in exposing its baseness, and in branding bone-deep upon your forehead, if the records of infamy already written there have left space sufficient, a word which I would never use in a controversy with a gentleman - the word Liar! But I am too fast - the brand is already there - faithfully impressed by the hand of a colleague - I have only to brush away other disgraceful records to show it in bold relief - and in so doing, it is not improbable I may also unveil the Scoundrel and Coward which accompanied it.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.