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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.22 (search)
Confederate government denied the predicate of preference to the men from whose brains and hearts the Southern movement had been nourished into complete system. In the years of opportunity from foreign diplomacy, the Secretary of State was Judah P. Benjamin, a Whig and Unionist in the period when tariffs and free trade were contending American theories; the Secretary of War was James A. Seddon, by whose order General Johnston was retired from command, the second army in strength then destroyednks of the Union army. What the United States bonds brought on the market in Europe is immaterial. They sold as low as 40 cents on the dollar in Wall street. The South Borrows $15,000,000. Under date Richmond, January 15, 1863, Secretary of State Benjamin wrote to Commissioner Mason: The agents of Messrs. Erlanger & Co. arrived a few days before your dispatches and were quite surprised to find their proposals were considered inadmissible. They very soon discovered how infinitely strong
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 1.31 (search)
s the great. This ascription of greatness to Benjamin has often been made tentatively, but the timel proud. It was the writer's honor to meet Mr. Benjamin a number of times and to become well acquaith him in the summer of 1873. At this time Mr. Benjamin was enjoying a most lucrative law practice,ent before the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Benjamin, while serving his two terms in the United adership of such men as Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, in genus omne. After the close of the Civil War Mr. Benjamin at once sought refuge in England. He had not been long in London before heederate States' bank notes fairly represent Mr. Benjamin's handsome features. I once requested hi excellence. The first time I called on Mr. Benjamin I presented several letters of introductionish them to know of my loss, so I called on Mr. Benjamin and borrowed 17 guineas, which he kindly ana noble and gifted man, and, as Hon. John Goode said truly and well, the great Judah P. Benjamin. [6 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 32. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Index. (search)
Assumption Bill, The, 15. Baldwin, Colonel John B., 175. Banks, Defeat of General, 252. Bate, General W. B., 132. Beall, Captain John Yates, Execution of, 124, 131. Beauregard, General G. T., 123. Belmont, Battle of, 125. Benjamin, J. P., 107; after the war in England, 170; his estimate of Gladstone and D'Israeli, 171. Bentonville, Battle of, 295. Berkeley, Colonel Edmund, 223. Bethel, Battle of, 289. Beverley, Road to, 10. Blockading, Confederate, insuffic 257. Harris, Adjutant H. V., 191. Harris, Governor Isham G., 133. Harris, Dr. John W., 157. Harris, General N. H., 336. Harrison, General W. H., 213. Helm, General B. H., killed, 306. Henry, Surrender of Fort, 126. Hill, Benjamin H., 107. Historic Waters of Virginia, Defences of, 347. Hoffman, Captain John S., 204. Holze, Henry, 115. Hood, General J. B., His career, 151. Hood, Ida Richardson, 156. Housatonic, The, 111. Howell, Miss, 148. Hull's Su