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Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 10: Peace movements.--Convention of conspirators at Montgomery. (search)
m. C. Rives, John W. Brockenbrough, George W. Summers, James A. Seddon. North Carolina.--George Davis, Thomas Ruffin, Daviiel M. Bates; North Carolina, Thomas Ruffin; Virginia, James A. Seddon; Kentucky, James Guthrie; Maryland, Reverdy Johnson; Two members of the Committee (Baldwin, of Connecticut. and Seddon, of Virginia) each presented a minority report. Baldwin ps request. to consider amendments to the Constitution; and Seddon, afterward the so-called Secretary of War of the confederansylvania Rhode Islaad, Tennessee, Virginia. Kansas--13. Mr. Seddon then offered his substitute. It was rejected by a vote een States against four. The four States that voted for Seddon's resolution were Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, and initely postponed by a vote of ten States against seven. Mr. Seddon proposed as an amendment to the Constitution that the asthe Peace Convention he hastened to Richmond, where he and Seddon (afterward the so-called Secretary of War of Jefferson Dav
Benson J. Lossing, Pictorial Field Book of the Civil War. Volume 1., Chapter 23: the War in Missouri.-doings of the Confederate Congress. --Affairs in Baltimore.--Piracies. (search)
t which flowed there. The Virginians were so insane with passion at that time, that instead of rebuking Davis for virtually reiterating the assurance given to the people of the more Southern States, You may plant your seed in peace, for Old Virginia will have to bear the brunt of battle, See note 1, page 344. they rejoiced because upon every hill around their State capital were camps of soldiers from every State in the Confederacy ; and the citizens of that capital purchased from James A. Seddon (afterward Confederate Secretary of War ) his elegant mansion, on the corner of Clay and Twelfth Streets, and presented it, sumptuously furnished, to the President for a residence. The view of the residence of Davis in Richmond, given on the preceding page, is from a sketch made by the writer just after that city was evacuated by the Confederates, in April, 1865. It was a brick house, painted a stone color. On the corner diagonally opposite was the residence of A. H. Stephens. In