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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Hon. James Murray Mason, of Mason & Slidell fame. (search)
n Mason, Sr., of Claremont, the grandson of George Mason, of Gunston, the only rival of George Washi same ring of metal which sounds in the old George Mason Bill of Rights. He was not, however, negl and Moses Hunter, the best wit of them all. Mr. Mason took a high rank among them at the bar, but . One of the copies was inscribed by him to Mr. Mason as a worthy son of worthy sires. This was which any man might envy, and this was before Mr. Mason had any prestige of public service—whilst heses of the olden time, in the midst of which Mr. Mason shone and became generally known in the Stat of this capture, or during the captivity of Mr. Mason, which went the rounds of the papers at the et him down as an irredeemable infidel. But Mr. Mason was no infidel, and we rejoice to be informet Occaquon, in the county of Fairfax, where George Mason led his family of old to worship God. After the war Mr. Mason remained a while in England, then came to Canada, and there remained until wi[1 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.20 (search)
ted to the highest degree. But history gives little warrant for such an assumption. The great men of this country certainly were nearly all of them country bred. Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Calhoun, Patrick Henry, John Marshall, George Mason, John Randolph, Henry Clay, Henry A. Wise, Abel P. Upshur, William C. Rives, Silas Wright, Thomas H. Benton, Andrew Jackson, Francis P. Blair, Abraham Lincoln, William J. Bryan, and many more I could adduce were the product of country life—of about 1851 or 1852. When this grand triumvirate had departed, there were yet many strong men who served in that body with Mr. Hunter from 1850 to 1861 who have made a great impress upon our history. I need hardly mention such great names as Senators Mason, Toombs, Jefferson Davis, Benjamin, Stephen A. Douglas, Seward, Sumner, Chase, Trumbull, Bayard, Slidell and Crittenden. Yet I can truthfully assert that of this list of very able men, not one was superior in general, all-'round ability to M