The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 73, July 1969 - April, 1970 Page: 355
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prevented publication of a collection of Lincecum's pieces under the
title "Home Remedies for Home Diseases."0
Cushing was not an extremely religious man for his time. Neverthe-
less he served the Presbyterian congregation in Houston as a ruling
elder."1 His sunday school class appealed to an incoming minister as
"the only live and efficient thing" about his new charge. During the
war Cushing strongly supported the southern Presbyterian severance
from the northern branch. The Telegraph functioned as a semi-official
organ of his church by publishing the proceedings of the 1864 General
Assembly held in Atlanta."
The Telegraph's editor despaired at southern defeats in the war,
but the Confederate experience had indeed been a positive one for
him. Zeal for the cause transformed his political thinking. He sup-
ported the creation of a centralized, bureaucratic government in Rich-
mond and the subordination of the individual, local government, and
economic interests to the national authority. Cushing worked for a
broad southern nationalism. He wrote and published books for na-
tional institutions. He supported a national religious denomination.
War presented the editor with new problems and new challenges to
his antebellum southernism. Cushing was equal to both and emerged
from the Confederacy a citizen of the nineteenth century.
5oGideon Lincecum to E. H. Cushing, April 7, 1685, typescript, Gideon Lincecum Papers.
"'William Stuart Red, A History of the Presbyterian Church in Texas (Austin, 1986),
"Cushing, "Edward Hopkins Cushing," 272; Red, Presbyterian Church in Texas, 112-113.
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