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Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), President Davis in reply to General Sherman. (search)
ords, and be handed down for the use of the future historian. No wonder that General Sherman has thrown himself back on his dignity(?!), and declined to reply to this terrible but deserved excoriation.] The letter of Mr. Davis. Beauvoir, Mississippi, September 23, 1886. Colonel J. Thomas Scharf, Baltimore, Maryland: my dear Sir—At various times and from many of my friends, I have been asked to furnish a reply to General W. T. Sherman's so-called report to the War Department, and w The position of General of the United States army, which General Sherman had filled, demanded that immediate contradiction of that statement should be made, and to that end I published in the St Louis Republican the following denial: Beauvoir, Mississippi, November 6, 1884., Editor St. Louis Republican: dear Sir—I have to-night received the inclosed published account of remarks made by General W. T. Sherman, and ask the use of your columns to notice only so much as particularly refers t
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), Letter from President Davis on States' rights. (search)
Letter from President Davis on States' rights. The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion prints the following letter: Beauvoir, Mississippi, June 20, 1885. Colonel J. L. Power, Clarian Office. Dear Sir,—Among the less-informed persons at the North there exists an opinion that the negro slave at the South was a mere chattel, having neither rights nor immunities protected by law or public opinion. Southern men knew such was not the case, and others desiring to know could readily learn the fact. On that error the lauded story of Uncle Tom's Cabin was founded, but it is strange that a utilitarian and shrewd people did not ask why a slave, especially valuable, was the object of privation and abuse? Had it been a horse they would have been better able to judge, and would most probably have rejected the story for its improbability. Many attempts have been made to evade and misrepresent the exhaustive opinion of Chief-Justice Taney in the Dred Scott case, but it remains unanswered. Fro
Southern Historical Society Papers, Volume 14. (ed. Reverend J. William Jones), A visit to BeauvoirPresident Davis and family at home. (search)
A visit to Beauvoir—President Davis and family at home. by J. Wm. Jones. Richmond, Va., August 1st, 1886. A trip from Richmond to Beauvoir, by the Richmond and Danville route to Atlanta, the Atlanta, West Point and Montgomery to Montgos season. Leaving here at 2 A. M. on Thursday we reached Beauvoir—a flag station on the Louisville and Nashville, half-way nt acquaintances, etc.—and made a most enjoyable visit to Beauvoir, where Mrs. Davis and Miss Winnie entertained me in most rs. Hayes, the only other living child, was on a visit to Beauvoir, but was sick, and I had not the pleasure of seeing her; ape of bullets. The experiments failed, but last year at Beauvoir he got to thinking over it, and thought that he discoverehall do myself the pleasure of going. I came away from Beauvoir with the highest gratification that I had had the priviles choicest blessings may rest upon that beautiful home at Beauvoir — that his last days may be his best days, and that he m