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Selma (Ala.) Messenger has the subjoined remarks concerning this distinguished gentleman, who is well known to the whole country, and especially to the Richmond people: ‘ "We learn with sincere pleasure that this respected gentleman, has assumed the duties of the Presidency of Howard College, at Marion. Alabama. "As a citizen, Mr. Curry has ever stood high in his community. As a member of Congress, and in all his public career as a politician, he was able, incorruptible and patriotic. And now, as a minister of the Gospel and an instructor of youth, we may expect to see his brilliant talents and eminent virtues employed more directly than before in the service of his country. It is one of the advantages of revolutions, that while they overthrow and destroy many fictitious reputations, they only serve to bring the labors of the pure and the good into more direct subservience to the wants of their fellow-men. Had we been successful in gaining the independence of our country, many able men would have been swallowed up in the vortex of public life who will now spend their exalted abilities in preparing another generation for a better life. Of this number we may safely say are General Robert E. Lee and the Hon. J. L. M. Curry. " ’
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