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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), The peace Commission of 1865. (search)
f Virginia. These were expected to meet President Lincoln and Secretary Seward at Old Point, and pegotiate on the basis of two countries. President Lincoln said he could negotiate on no hypothesis by any one else. The meeting. We met Mr. Lincoln and Mr. Seward aboard the steamer, and sooned of this as a probable basis of reunion. Mr. Lincoln was evidently afraid that he had uttered sebts then and now. It is impossible but that Mr. Lincoln must have felt anxiety on the subject of peeunion and the abolition of slavery. Neither Lincoln nor Seward showed any wise or considerate registress and suffering of the beaten party. Mr. Lincoln, it is true, said that a politician on his y to carry on the war. Ah, Mr. Seward, said Mr. Lincoln, you may talk so about slavery, if you willthe slaves were to be taken by them again. Mr. Lincoln said, however, that he was not authorized tvor it very much, I took occasion to say to Mr. Lincoln that I differed much from Mr. Stephens, and[5 more...]
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 3. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), chapter 5.38 (search)
ead of the first column, first page, the terrible words: assassination of President Lincoln, John Wilkes Booth the Murderer. attempted murder of Secretary Seward, Je daring Booth, if he should meet him in his wanderings. I said I looked upon Lincoln as a tyrant and inveterate enemy of the South, and could shed no tears for himthe matter? I suppose we are to be punished as accessories to the murder of Abe Lincoln, I replied. Schoepff has ordered every man that can walk from the hospital hem during the day. I headed the long procession, and repeated, as I walked, Abe Lincoln was killed last night. The news spread like wildfire, and a few thoughtlessthe fort turned frowningly toward us. A large majority of the prisoners regret Lincoln's death, and in the wonderful charity which buries all quarrels in the grave, borrowed by officers in different divisions, and the astounding particulars of Lincoln's terrible death were read and reread to crowds of officers, all eager to drin