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so to this end the tone of high idealism which their great leader and President, Jefferson Davis, knew how to inspire. After the Revolutionary war a certain Samuel Davis, who had fought bravely in it, settled in Kentucky. By a remarkable coincidence in the same year, 1782, also a certain Thomas Lincoln emigrated from Virginia ary 12, 1809, Abraham, the son of Lincoln, was born—both in the same State, as the exceedingly interesting Southern Historical Society Papers have informed us. Samuel Davis happened to emigrate to the State of Mississippi. His son entered the Military Academy at West Point, and there graduated as lieutenant. Soon he was stationee had an opportunity to fight the Indians. Abraham Lincoln settled in the State of Illinois, and fought as captain of a volunteer company in the same war in which Davis was engaged. The author of the brilliant oration from which we take the details of this article, John W. Daniel, makes in this connection the following not uninte