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d Everett. He had become the peculiar eulogist of the principles and the men of '76. He seemed to desire to leave behind him as his greatest mental performance, that which was to preserve his memory longest in the future, his eulogiums of Washington. He has given years to the study and development of the character of the Father of his Country. He made the tour of the Union lecturing upon his cherished theme, and devoting all that was received for admission to hear him to the purchase of Mount Vernon. For this patriotic devotion the American people gave him the warmest praise. But how is it possible to reconcile with this conduct his justification of the usurpations of Lincoln? In what he had to say about Washington, he embalmed the principles for which Washington fought. That corner-stone of our political edifice, "Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed,"--that unvarying and undying oppositon to despotic power which Washington felt and reflected in t