My DEAR REMSBURG: Accept my thanks for "The Fathers of Our Republic." I was greatly interested in the lecture, and at the time I heard it hoped it would be issued in book form. You have done a good work, and have done it well. Your facts are stated in an admirable way, and your conclusions justly and naturally drawn. The pamphlet will do great good. The minds of thousands will be disabused. It has been, and still is, the business of most ministers and priests to show that all the great dead -- the patriots, scientists and philosophers -- were small enough and ignorant enough, and hypocritical enough, to pretend to be what they were not, and to believe what they did not.