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een the States. As to the plan of the work, I shall endeavor, as far as possible, to make the book an autobiography — to tell the story of my husband's life in his own words; to complete the task he left unfinished. For, during the last year of his life, after having spent the summer in preparing A Short History of the Confederate States, he yielded to the repeated requests, both of his personal friends and publishers, to write an autobiography. Shortly before his last journey to Briarfield he dictated to a friend, as an introductory chapter, this account of his ancestry and early boyhood. He was too weak to sit up long at a time, and lay in bed while his friend and I sat by and listened. No verbal or other change has been made in the dictation, which Mr. Davis did not read over: Three brothers came to America from Wales in the early part of the eighteenth century. They settled at Philadelphia. The youngest of the brothers, Evan Davis, removed to Georgia, then a