After using his best endeavors to vindicate his course and furnish to ‘the student of history’ all he should learn as to the facts of the case, Mr. Davis, with great apparent generosity towards his assailants, adds the following sentence: ‘It is fortunate for the cause of justice that error and misrepresentation have, in their inconsistencies and improbabilities, the elements of self-destruction, while truth is in its nature consistent, and therefore selfsustain-ing.’ 2 We quite agree with Mr. Davis in this expression of a general truth. Is it possible, however, that, while penning the words
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