in New Orleans, La., Dec. 6, 1889.
Mr. Davis was at his home, not far from Vicksburg, when apprised of his election as President of the Confederacy formed at Montgomery, February, 1861.
He hastened to that city, and his journey was a continuous ovation.
He made twenty-five speeches on the way. Members of the convention and the authorities of Montgomery met him eight miles from the city.
He arrived at the Alabama capital at eight o'clock at night.
Cannon thundered a welcome, and the shouts of a multitude greeted him. Formally received at the railway station, he made a speech, in which he briefly reviewed the position of the South, and said the time nder H. Stephens were sent to Fort Warren, in Boston Harbor.
The following is the text of the inaugural address, delivered at Montgomery, Ala., Feb. 18, 1861:
Gentlemen of the Congress of the Confederate States of America, Friends, and Fellow-Citizens,—Called to the difficult and responsible st