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e first to exclaim, from his thorough knowledge of the man, McClellan is the best officer they could select; but they will not keep him long a remark which seemed prophetic.
Nor can we forget the part which Davis and his friends instigated Floyd, Cobb, and others to play when Cabinet Ministers to Buchanan — it may seem disreputable, but I don't think so, for self-preservation is the first law of nature.
When it became evident that North and South could no longer live amicably together, and tharoportion of arms.
The transaction was a secret one, but yet was commented upon by watchful men at the North.
It was said, however, that we might soon be engaged with Spain or some other power, and that the South was the best location for them.
Cobb, in the Treasury, did many things to embarrass the North, and facilitated all movements as best he could for our welfare and uprising.
His financial abilities, or talents of any sort, were not much; but silence and discretion were all that was re