In September, 1861, I was called by President Davis to Montgomery, to consult with him as Attorney General Richmond, and almost a fac simile of that occupied by Presidant Davis.
Indeed, said Mrs. Semmes, I liked our house much bMrs. Ives, wife of Colonel Ives, who was an officer on President Davis' staff.
Mrs. Ives' home was a great centre for the yo most brilliant officers of the army.
There were present Mr. Davis, Mr. Stephens, Judah P. Benjamin, Secretary Mallory, Mrs.t Sidney Johnston, the brave and peerless, whose loss, as Mr. Davis said in his message to Congress, was irreparable; whose l. Semmes, how strong men wept when the special message of Mr. Davis was read on the floor of the Confederate Congress, and ho erected.
For some reason or other it was impossible for Mr. Davis, who had been expected to be the orator of the day, to betill held out bravely.
A small slip of paper, sent to President Davis, as he sat in his pew in St. Paul's church, contained