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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 35. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.65 (search)
Polignac's mission. From the Times-dispatch, May 19, 1901. An interesting Chapter in Confederate History—Defence of President Davis. The story of the proposed Cession of Louisiana to France Exploded— an interview with the Emperor—Foreign aid and slavery. The following throws interesting light on an incident of Confederate history, which has been greatly distorted: Villa Jessie, Cannes, France, April 17, 1901. General Marcus J. Wright: My Dear General,—I enclose the narrative of my journey to France in 1865, intended to refute the suggestions of the Washington Post, and beg that you will kindly, in defence of the honor of President Jefferson Davis, General Kirby Smith, and my own self, give my explanations the widest publicity. You will observe that on page 6 I have the military rank of Governor Allen as colonel, written in pencil; the reason is that I do not remember whether he was then colonel or general, and I wish you would kindly correct the rank and the in