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n President Lincoln and Secretary Seward, and the Rebel commissioners Stephens, Hunter, and Campbell, took place the 3d of February, 1865. A few days afterward My. You see, said he, we had reached and were discussing the slavery question. Mr. Hunter said, substantially, that the slaves, always accustomed to an overseer, and td for Seward to answer that argument, but as he was silent, I at length said: Mr. Hunter, you ought to know a great deal better about this matter than I, for you have and be resigning the only thing the armies of the Union are fighting for. Mr. Hunter made a long reply to this, insisting that the recognition of Davis's power toinct recollection of the matter is, that Charles lost his head. That settled Mr. Hunter for a while. During the interview it appears that Hunter declared that Hunter declared that he had never entertained any fears for his person or life from so mild a government as that of the United States. To which Mr. Lincoln retorted that he, also, had fe