Wells rubbed himself and said in a crying voice: --Please, sir, let me off! Athy grinned and turned up the sleeves of his jacket, saying: It can't be helped; It must be done. But of these sophisms and elenchs of merchandise I skill not. He was no good at sums, but he tried his best so that York might not lose. As the instrument of the Federal Constitution it will devolve on me for a stated period to execute the laws of the United States, to superintend their foreign and their confederate relations, to manage their revenue, to command their forces, and, by communications to the Legislature, to watch over and to promote their interests generally.