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The Daily Dispatch: May 1, 1863., [Electronic resource], From Northwestern Virginia--movements of Gen. Imboden. (search)
The cavalier and Puritan. In an interesting speech in the Confederate Senate upon the proposed Confederate seal, Mr. Semmes, of Louisiana, according to a report before us said: In adopting the equestrian figure of Washington the committee desire distinctly to any recognition of the embodiment of the idea of the "Cavalier. " We have no admiration for the character of the cavalier of 1649, any more than for that or his opponent, the Puritan. We turn with disgust from the violent and lharts from the unwilling John. But I discard all reference to the caviller of old, because a division of society into two orders, an idea inconsistent with Confederate institutions. We are happy that, in adopting the equestrian statue of Washington, the committee has disavowed any recognition of the embodiment of the idea of the "Caviller." But we protect against the injustices to the memory of a "Cavalier" of Merry England, and the ancestors of a large number of the best people of the So