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Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2 2 0 Browse Search
The Daily Dispatch: March 17, 1862., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ered upon us during our long and dreary period of nursing and hopelessness. It is not too late to express sincere gratitude, for we never forgot to be thankful to our English cousins. The Confederates everywhere tried to serve us, and from that time we did not feel like strangers in a foreign country. We lived in Leamington during the hunting season, and everywhere Mr. Davis attracted all who saw him. Many civilities were offered us there, and especially by Lord and Lady Leigh, of Stoneleigh Abbey. Under the influence of new scenes and cheerful company his health began to improve slowly, and by the winter, when we removed to London, he began to look less like a skeleton, and of his own choice to walk about and take more interest in affairs around him. Occasionally he went to the houses of Parliament, where he received many civilities. We gradually became more cheerful, and our medical man, in whom we found a friend, hoped that the walls of his heart would become normal again.
rince Joseph Bonaparte, his elterege, M. Renazzi, has just been arrested by order of the Pontifical Government All that is known further is, that the arrest is due to political causes." Mr. Latimer Clarke, the engineer for the Red Sea cable, has tested the cable at Suez, and finds the insulation perfect for one hundred and fifty miles. The arrangements for opening the Jubal station are progressing satisfactorily, and the Pasha has given his cordial co-operation. Lord Leigh, of Stoneleigh Abbey, is appealing to the public for the distressed operatives of Coventry. His lordship says there are twenty-five thousand people there out of employment, and a committee has been formed to assist some of them to emigrate. The Vienna papers mention a handsome donation made by the Prince of Wales for the benefit of the sufferest by the innadations and unusually severe weather, which latter has greatly aggravated the misery of thousands of poor houseless wretches, driven by the waters