as much as the Administration can bear.
Judge Campbell adds:
I concurred in the conclusion thn, on the same day, to the commissioners.
Judge Campbell tells us that Crawford was slow to consente of Seward to be reduced to writing, with Judge Campbell's personal assurance of its genuineness an take all the risks of sunshine.—Letter of Judge Campbell to Colonel Munford, as above. This writtenesent.
Of the result of these interviews, Judge Campbell states:
The last was full and satisfac dispatch of Governor Pickens was taken by Judge Campbell to Seward, who appointed the ensuing Mondaanswer.
At that interview Seward informed Judge Campbell that the President was concerned about thet the fort was to be forthwith evacuated.
Judge Campbell in his account of the interview, says: I aas addressed to Seward upon the subject by Judge Campbell, in behalf of the commissioners, again ask four days before Seward's assurance given Judge Campbell—after conference with the President—that t[10 more...
onfederate commissioners in Washington?
He says we were expressly notified that nothing more would on that occasion be attempted—the words in italics themselves constituting a very significant though unobtrusive and innocent-looking limitation.
But we had been just as expressly notified, long before, that the garrison would be withdrawn.
It would be as easy to violate the one pledge as it had been to break the other.
Moreover, the so-called notification was a mere memorandum, without date, signature, or authentication of any kind, sent to Governor Pickens, not by an accredited agent, but by a subordinate employee of the State Department.
Like the oral and written pledges of Seward, given through Judge Campbell, it seemed to be carefully and purposedly divested of every attribute that could make it binding and valid, in case its authors should see fit to repudiate it. It was as empty and worthless as the complaint against the Confederate government based upon it is disingenuous
Of such men was Jefferson Davis.
There is now living one military man of prominent distinction in the public eye of England and the United States—I mean Sir Colin Campbell, now Lord
Clyde of Clydesdale.
He deserves the distinction he enjoys, for he has redeemed the British flag on the ensanguined, burning plains of India.s and honors of Sir Campbell are the glories of the British race, and the races of Great Britain and Ireland, from whom we are descended.
But what gained Sir Colin Campbell the opportunity to achieve those glorious results in India?
Remember that, and let us see what it was. On one of those bloody battles fought by the Britishof the Russian cavalry and repelling it. How all England rang with the glory of that achievement!
How the general voice of England placed upon the brows of Sir Colin Campbell the laurels of the future mastership of victory for the arms of England!
And well they might do so. But who originated that movement; who set the example o