each those terms in any event, and we saw nothing to be accomplished by anticipating them.
Mr. Stephens did not dissent from our expressions.
I was told that Mr. Stephens had previous to this conversation, said we now only need stout hearts and strong arms.
I did not hear him say this; it was told me at breakfast on Sunday morning, February 5, 1865.
My diary does not show who told me. I think it also came from Senator Orr.
Mr. Stephens again.
Some time after the war, between 1866 and 1870, a somewhat heated controversy arose between two gentlemen in St. Augustine county, where I then lived, as to the paragraphs above quoted from Colonel Watterson's address.
One of them averred in the most unqualified terms that the administration and Congress of the Confederate States were alone to blame for the loss of the negroes as slaves, because Mr. Lincoln offered $400,000,000 for them at the Monroe Conference, and his offer was flatly refused.
The other as warmly contradicted