tain this authority.
Immediately after the close of the interview Johnston telegraphed to Breckenridge, who had proceeded as far as Charlotte, with the fugitive government.
Breckenridge came promBreckenridge came promptly at the summons, together with Reagan, the Postmaster-General of the rebel cabinet.
A memorandum was then drawn up of the terms which Davis and his advisers considered desirable, and, on the 18th, Johnston and Breckenridge repaired together to the place of rendezvous.
Sherman, however, objected to the presence of a member of the Richmond cabinet, whereupon Johnston proposed that BreckenridgeBreckenridge should be admitted to the interview in his capacity of major-general in the rebel army.
To this Sherman consented, and the terms written out by Reagan were presented by Breckenridge and Johnston.
SBreckenridge and Johnston.
Sherman, however, preferred to write his own, which were substantially the same as those proposed by the rebels.
His paper differed from mine only in being fuller.—Johnston's Military Narrative, p.