Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Stephens” in chapter 1.6 of Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 25.:
I told him that the statement made by his adversary was completely untrue.
But the other gentleman insisted that I was mistaken.
Colonel Blount, who in his boyhood had been a schoolmate of Mr. Stephens , wrote to him on the subject.
Mr. Stephens promptly replied that it was not true that Mr. Lincoln had ever offered to pay any sum for the negroes of the South, and added: I think (as I now state fr...
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