Bruce - Thanks for you help. No, it is from "The Collected Works" : I am wondering if it has anything to do with The Matson Slave Trial in 1847. Any ideas would help.
Concerning Mr. Rutherford 
Is there anything in the ``Marble line'' which could be given Mr. Rutherford? A.L.
Aug. 22, 1861.
 ADS, CSmH. Rutherford has not been identified.