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nation and with which his JU1XJE L Q C LAMAR OP GEORGIA. Brother of Mirabeau and Father of Justice Lamar was asgodated-Georgi was the cradle of his ancestors the home of his birth and of his boyhood. Here lived his grandfather John Lamar whose ashes deep at the old homestead in Putnam county. At Milledgeville Ga. on the banks of the Oconee. a simple unpretentious shaft marks the last resting place of his father who Illustrated Georgia en the bench. In Lincoln county not far from the Savannah river sleep two of ; his kinsmen Peter Lamar and LaFayette Lamar. Other members of the family repose at Macon Savannah and Atlanta. Though Georgia regrets that her Cifted son is not permitted to sleep with Ms tethers in the soil of this state she resigns him cheerfully to Mississippi knowing- fr -t he cherished the state of his I adoption and that over his ashes she will I keep a loving and tender vigil. There la ome consolation too in the fact that i after a loos and useful career he found i bia Tray back to Georgia and closed his I eyes among tie familiar scenes of his I boyhood. Ever since his death the peo- . Die of this state have been anxious for some one who possessed the proper quail. approach and ready to lay aside his reserve at a moment's notice gentle In disposition yet bold in enterprise and quick to resent a wrong Justice Lamar in these respects resembled the Lion-hearted Richard. But associated with these qualities there was something of a dreamy atmosphere about him which gave ham the typical appearance of a poet Though he made but slight pretense in this direction he nevertheless possessed a poet's soul His eulogy of Charles Sumner may be Cited as a splendid exemplification of those poetic Instincts by which he was oftimes governed. That eulogy brought him at once Into national fame as a medi ator between the sections. Scarcely ten years had elapsed since the war ant the embers of hate were still burning when he made use of that noble sentiment My countrymen know one another and you will love one another" Later on the rebuke which he administered to Conkling served to advance his reputation still further and to make him a still greater ju/- zle to the ration. In ep akuvg of his great Sumner speech the lamented R. W Patterson of Macon said at the time of Lamar s death His eloquence was the Applan way through whi h the banished cohorts of the confederacy pasted tack Into the hearts of the republic. These are beautiful words but no less beautiful than true Scarcely below this tribute Is that other felicitous expression from the same lamented source "In the silken glove of courtesy he always carried the iron grip of honor" On the 1st of March 1279 a resolution was Introduced in the senate of the United States to the effect that no pension should e be paid to Jefferson Davis for his services In the war of 1812. Among those who took part In the discussion were Senators Bailey of Tennessee Hoar of .Massachusetts Garland of Arkansas Shields of Missouri. Maxey of Tavxs and Thurman of Ohio In his last speech Senator Hoar the author of the resolution said "The senator from Arkansas alluded to the courage which this gentleman had shown In battle and I do not deny it Two of the bravest officers of 0111' revolutionary war were Aaron Burr and Benedict Arnold. Mr. Lamar who had hitherto been a si lent Observer of these proceedings -was no longer ei le to retain his seat The senator from Massachusetts had .scarcely closed his lips before Lamar impelled by a geyser-like Impulse took the floor His eyes flashed fire and every feature pf his face indicated that be was swayed by some powerful emotion "Mr President said he speaklnj with suppressed indignation "it is with ex treme reluctance that I rise to say a LUCIUS Q. C. LAMAR After a brief Interruption Mr. Lamar continued "The only difference between myself and Jefferson Davis Is that his exalted charac his well- Q. creatn. soc.fat the 'Wh sE" 'One res ting' h r I Th ugh I Mlss1ss 1 that I f I pIe be n 1IOme' osseled o II.ppe e h once n.t one' reputaUonstlll gr ter akin gre lt w1l1.h f aut\ful expr lon o s ol1ld Ba.lI o Arka. sas T QS 'tOhlo. E sI- able ret .scarce I bef lre Prt sident stJ' ressed ex- D I I fl acoo nta. 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  1. The Atlanta Constitution,
  2. 19 Apr 1896, Sun,
  3. Page 15

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