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CAVALIER AND PURITAN IN REVOLUTION AND EVOLUTION.
The Cavalier, in his way, through evolution, having- at the outset goaded the Puritan into allied rebellion, created a revo- lution for justice and sovereign rights; having France for an ally, disdaining the dogma of ducats and self — while holding down the lid on the Puritan — after seven years of righteous resist- ance. Providence gave the courage of youthful David, and they flung a sovereign across the Atlantic. But this dogmatic veto of despotic power and money lust was not without its sacrifices. They had warred against the English progenitors of the Puri- tans as full-fledged with diabolism.
The Revolution won, the Cavaliers thereupon instituted the greatest democracy of government known among men, and con- ducted it nearly eighty years, until surrendered to Puritan "Black Republicanism." The Czar and his satellites had come to America. The Black Republicans facing unabashed, a minor- ity of 900,000 of the electorate, put a man in the chair of Wash- ington who was not only his antithesis, but Washington im- perilled his liberty, his life and his possessions to build and save what Lincoln destroyed.
WASHINGTON AND LINCOLN.
The many histories and chronicles of Washington's life and deeds have had one hundred years' sifting and verifying. Not so with the so-called histories of Lincoln, all written with brazen bias and apotheosis, profanely linking him with Washington. But a Virginia Cavalier has excerpted from them some stern facts that dampen the fire of those historical fables and fads. Read "The Real Lincoln," by Prof. C. L. C. Minor, Johnson Publishing Company, Richmond, Ya.
Washington, like a Christian and patriot in a righteous cause, died at his home in peace.
Lincoln's assassin was maddened by his broken promise to him to reprieve John Yates Beall, whom he hung. Beall was a Yirginia naval hero and a warm friend of Booth since the John Brown Raid.
Lincoln chose Good Friday night and a theatre in Wash- ington to receive the adultations of the mob, unmindful, doubt-