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Clay Cassius Marcellus

Clay, Cassius Marcellus, the son of a well-known pioneer, General Green Clay, was born in Kentucky in 1810, and was a member of the Kentucky Legislature, where he spoke in favour of Abolition, and against the annexation of Texas. He edited The True American, an abolitionist paper, and incurred unpopularity and even danger by his opposition to slavery. In 1846-7 he served with distinction in Mexico. Lincoln, whom he supported, made him minister to Russia in 1863. He was recalled in 1869, and died soon afterwards. Horace Greeley edited and published his writings and speeches.