of President Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865)
President from 1861 to 1865
portrait of Lincoln taken a few days before the Great
Emancipator went home to Glory on APRIL 15, 1865.
Vatican HATED the U.S. before the fall of the Papal States!!
the fall of the Papal States in 1870, the Vatican HATED the United
States and its Constitution. The U.S. was a haven for many of the
refugees who fled Europe after the Revolution of 1848. Garibaldi
and Gazazzi were welcomed as HEROES by the Protestant U.S. Many
in the U.S. supported the liberation of Italy and contributed to
its success with soldiers and money.
Vatican NEVER forgave the U.S. for that support to the liberators.
God we didn't have the 20th Amendment when Lincoln won the election.
He needed a lot of time to select patriotic and qualified men to
help him save the Union. If the 25th Amendment was in force then
there would be no United States today!!
to the Pope from Jefferson Davis
September 23, 1863.
letters which you have written to the clergy of New Orleans
and New York have been communicated to me, and I have read with
emotion the deep grief therein expressed for the ruin and devastation
caused by the war which is now being waged by the United States
against the States and people which have selected me as their
President, and your orders to your clergy to exhort the people
to peace and charity. I am deeply sensible of the Christian
charity which has impelled you to this reiterated appeal to
the clergy. It is for this reason that I feel it my duty to
express personally, and in the name of the Confederate States,
our gratitude for such sentiments of Christian good feeling
and love, and to assure Your Holiness that the people, threatened
even on their own hearths with the most cruel oppression and
terrible carnage, is desirous now, as it has always been, to
see the end of this impious war; that we have ever addressed
prayers to Heaven for that issue which Your Holiness now desires;
that we desire none of our enemy's possessions, but that we
fight merely to resist the devastation of our country and the
shedding of our best blood, and to force them to let us live
in peace under the protection of our own institutions, and under
our laws, which not only insure to every one the enjoyment of
his temporal rights, but also the free exercise of his religion.
I pray Your Holiness to accept, on the part of myself and the
people of the Confederate States, our sincere thanks for your
efforts in favor of peace. May the Lord preserve the days of
Your Holiness, and keep you under His divine protection.
(Signed) "JEFFERSON DAVIS."
The Pope's reply
AND HONORABLE PRESIDENT,
We have just received with all suitable welcome the persons
sent by you to place in our hands your letter, dated 23d of
September last. Not slight was the pleasure we experienced when
we learned, from those persons and the letter, with what feelings
of joy and gratitude you were animated, illustrious and honorable
President, as soon as you were informed of our letters to our
venerable brother John, Archbishop of New York, and John, Archbishop
of New Orleans, dated the 18th of October of last year, and
in which we have with all our strength excited and exhorted
those venerable brothers that, in their episcopal piety and
solicitude, they should endeavor, with the most ardent zeal,
and in our name, to bring about the end of the fatal civil war
which has broken out in those countries, in order that the American
people may obtain peace and concord, and dwell charitably together.
It is particularly agreeable to us to see that you, illustrious
and honorable President, and your people, are animated with
the same desires of peace and tranquility which we have in our
letters inculcated upon our venerable brothers. May it please
God at the same time to make the other peoples of America and
their rulers, reflecting seriously how terrible is civil war,
and what calamities it engenders, listen to the inspirations
of a calmer spirit, and adopt resolutely the part of peace.
As for us, we shall not cease to offer up the most fervent prayers
to God Almighty, that He may pour out upon all the people of
America the spirit of peace and charity, and that He will stop
the great evils which afflict them. We, at the same time, beseech
the God of pity to shed abroad upon you the light of His grace,
and attach you to us by a perfect friendship.
" Given at Rome, at St. Peter's, the 3d of December, 1863,
of our Pontificate 18.
(Signed) ".Plus IX."
the book, A Memoir of Jefferson Davis in two volumes, completed
by his wife Varina Davis after his death. According to that book
the main hope of the Confederate States lay in the military intervention
of foreign countries. This letter gave de facto recognition to
the Rebellion. President Lincoln on reading it exclaimed!
letter of the Pope has entirely changed the nature and ground
of the war."
king of the Papal States, the Pope was the only foreign power
to do so. After this letter was published, President Lincoln was
visited by a close friend (ex-priest Charles Chiniquy). Chiniquy
tells us what transpired:
dear President I answered, it is just that letter which brought
me to your presence again. That letter is a poisoned arrow thrown
by the Pope at you personally; it is your death warrant. Before
the letter, every Catholic could see that their church as a
whole was against this free Republic. However, a good number
of liberty-loving Irish, German and French Catholics, following
more the instincts of their noble nature than the degrading
principles of their church, enrolled themselves under the banners
of liberty, and have fought like heroes. To detach these men
from the rank and file of the Northern armies, and force them
to help the cause of the rebellion, became the main object of
the Jesuits. Secret pressing letters were addressed from Rome
to the bishops, ordering them to weaken your armies by detaching
those men from you. The bishops refused; for they would be exposing
themselves as traitors and be shot. But they advised the Pope
to acknowledge, at once, the legitimacy of the Southern republic,
and to take Jeff Davis under his supreme protection, by a letter,
which would be read everywhere. That letter tell every Roman
Catholic that you are a bloodthirsty tyrant fighting against
a government which the infallible and holy Pope of Rome recognizes
as legitimate. The Pope, by this letter, tells his blind slaves
that you are outraging the God of heaven and earth, by continuing
such a bloody. By this letter of the Pope to Jeff Davis you
are not only an apostate, as you were thought before, whom every
man had the right to kill, according to the canonical laws of
Rome: but you are more vile, criminal and cruel that the horse
thief, the public bandit, and the lawless brigand, robber and
murderer. And my dear President, this is not a fancy imagination
on my part, it is the unanimous explanation given me by a great
number of the priests of Rome, with whom I have had occasion
to speak on that subject. In the name of God, and in the name
of our dear country, which is in so much need of your services,
I plead that you pay more attention to protect your precious
life, and not continue to expose it as you have done till now."
Pope's poison pen letter caused massive Roman Catholic
desertions from the Union army
Papal poison pen had proved more helpful to the South than if
the Pope had sent whole battalions into the field:
above figures indicate that out of every 10,000 Irish enlistees
—almost all Catholics —there were over 33 times as
many desertions as among all the other groups put together.
Lincoln's views on the Jesuits
Lincoln told Charles Chiniquy his views on the Jesuits:
many plots have already been made against my life, that it is a
real miracle that they have all failed . . . But can we expect that
God will make a perpetual miracle to save my life? I believe not.
The Jesuits are so expert in those deeds of blood that Henry IV
(king of France who was assassinated by the Jesuit Revaillac for
giving liberty to his people), said that it was impossible to escape
them, and he became their victim, thought he did all he could to
protect himself. My escape from their hands, since the letter of
the Pope to Jeff Davis has sharpened a million of daggers to pierce
my breast, would be more that a miracle. . . . I know that Jesuits
never forget nor forsake (never give up). Man must not care how
and where he dies, provided he dies at the post of honor and duty."
Surratt coordinated the assassination
is a quote from the History of the Great Conspiracy by T.
the description given by Sergeant Dye of the man who acted as monitor,
calling the time three times in succession at short intervals, the
last time calling "Ten minutes past ten," in front of
the theatre, it will be remembered that the writer came to the conclusion
that this was John H. Surratt. This conclusion was verified by this
same witness on the trial of Surratt. Sergeant Dye had taken a seat
on the platform in front of the theatre, and just before the conclusion
of the second act of the play had his attention arrested by an elegantly-dressed
man, who came out of the vestibule, and commenced to converse with
a ruffianly-looking fellow. Then another joined them, and the three
conversed together. The one who appeared to be the leader said,
"I think he will come out now," referring, as the witness
supposed, to the President. The President's carriage stood near
the platform on which the witness was sitting, and one of the three
passed out as far as the curbstone and looked into the carriage.
It would seem that they had anticipated the possibility of his departure
at the close of the second act, and had intended to assassinate
him at the moment of his passing out of the door. Quite a crowd
of people came out at the conclusion of the act, and Booth and his
companions stood near the door, awaiting the opportunity which they
sought. When most of the crowd had returned into the theatre, and
the would be assassins saw that the President would remain to the
close of the play, they began to prepare for his assassination in
the theatre . . . Booth had left the side of his companion before
this long enough to go into the saloon, where he drank a glass of
whiskey, and then, as soon as the time had been called the third
time, went at once into the theatre, and in less that ten minutes
thereafter fired the fatal shot . . . The suspicions of Sergeant
Dye having been aroused by the conduct of these three men, he naturally
scanned them very closely, and testified that he had a good view,
not only of the person, but of the face and features of the man
who called the time, and had his image indelibly impressed on his
memory. Upon being confronted by Surratt on his trial, he unhesitatingly
and positively declared that he was the man." (Harris, History
of the Great Conspiracy, p. 212).
Surratt (1844-1916) in the uniform of a Papal Zouave, photographed
while hiding out in Rome.
Surratt was the timekeeper who coordinated the assassination
of President Lincoln outside the theatre.
In September, 1865, Surratt crossed the Atlantic,
settling first in England, then later in Rome, where he joined
the Papal Zouaves. While visiting Alexandria, Egypt in late
1866, Surratt was identified as the wanted Lincoln assassination
conspirator and arrested.
Surratt was brought back to the United States
for trial in a civilian--not a military--court. The trial began
on June 10, 1867. After listening to testimony from 170 witnesses,
the trial ended on August 10 with a hung jury. The federal government
eventually dropped all charges against Surratt and he was released
from custody in the summer of 1868.
of President Lincoln
Lincoln's funeral procession in New York City.
A grateful nation mourns....The
funeral procession of President Lincoln visited 11 cities and
over 1 million people filed past his coffin. He was mourned
by millions throughout the world.
of condolences were received from virtually every country in
the world . . . except from the Pope!!
Lincoln's great antagonist Pius IX died in 1878, the Romans were so
mad at him that they stopped the funeral procession and tried to throw
his body into the Tiber. Only the militia saved him from a watery
The Vatican was
praying for a Confederate victory because a divided Unites
States would eventually break up into several countries. All of these
new countries would be fighting each other and the Bull of Borgia
would be a lot easier to enforce.
of the Papal States in 1870
Pius IX (1846-1878).
great antagonist of President Lincoln, Pius IX, declared himself
infallible on July 18, 1870. A few months later the
French soldiers were pulled out of Rome, Italian patriots
occupied the city, and the Papal States were gone forever.
fall of the Papal States in 1870, Rome changed her tactics
completely. She became the "friend" of the triumphant
United States and began to plot to use the great economic
and military power of the United States to get back her own
of Catholics were told to emigrate to the United States and
take over the government.
History of the Great Conspiracy by General
T. M. Harris.
Assassination of President
Kennedy - Solved at Last!!
1870—just 5 years after the Civil War—Italian patriots,
led by Giuseppe Garibaldi, liberated and unified Italy, and the Papal
States were gone forever!
note: Giuseppe Garibaldi,
the great Italian patriot and freedom fighter was considered for the
top post in the Union Army by President Lincoln at the start of the
war. This was before the Union finally found a winning General in
from the great Christian classic Fifty Years in the "church" of
Rome by Charles Chiniquy, published by Chick
p. 15, by John Cornwall.
Fifty Years in the "church" of Rome, Chick Pub., 1982.
Varina. Jefferson Davis a Memoir (in 2 volumes), The Nautical
& Aviation Pub. Co., Baltimore, Maryland, reprinted 1990.
T. M. A History
of the Great Conspiracy, Patriot Pub. Co., Boston, 1890. (A
member of the military tribunal that tried the assassins).
Avro. Vatican Moscow Washington Alliance, Chick Pub., Chino,
Emmett (ex-priest) An Inquiry into the Assassination of Lincoln,
Citadel Press, Secaucus, NJ, 1977.
A. R. Lincoln and the Emperors, London,
1962. (A gold mine of information from the Austrian State Archives).
Albert A. Lincoln and the Russians, World Pub., Cleveland
& New York, 1952. (Russia saved the Union by sending her navy
to New York and San Francisco in the fall of 1963). Rome has never
forgiven her for that!!
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