icent heroism and unrivalled endurance of the Southern people.
But I must pass on to what a distinguished Northern writer has to say of the people of the South, and their cause, twenty-one years after the close of the war. The writer is Benjamin J. Williams, Esq., of Lowell, Massachusetts, and the occasion which brought forth his paper (addressed to the Lowell Sun) was the demonstration to President Davis when he went to assist in the dedication of a Confederate monument at Montgomery, Ala. Hthose who gave their lives a free — will offering in defence of the rights of their sires, won in the War of the Revolution, the State sovereignty, freedom and independence which were left to us as an inheritance to their posterity forever.
Mr. Williams says of this definition:
These masterful words, the rights of their sires, won in the War of the Revolution, the State sovereignty freedom and independence, which were left to us as an inheritance to their posterity forever, are the whol