Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Jeff. Davis” in chapter 3 of Frank Preston Stearns, Cambridge Sketches:

... to a pink-faced, sandy-haired ball-player, you are opposed to capital punishment; do you think Jeff. Davis ought to be hung? Just at present, replied the latter, I am more in favor of suspending Jeff. Davis than of suspending the law, --an opinion that was greeted with laughter and applause. The general sentiment of the crowd was in favor of permitting General Lee to retire in peace to private life; ...
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