Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Jefferson Davis” in article pos=86 of The Daily Dispatch: may 11, 1861., [Electronic resource]:
...mber of men engaged to devise means of getting them, under any kind of pretence, dead or alive.
He says there are several persons now in the Northern cities trying to get a sufficient supply.
Jefferson Davis had notified Gov. Letcher of his intention to take command of the troops, and would plan the operations of attack.--Col Lee and Gen. Beauregard would have command of a force of several thousand.
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