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The Daily Dispatch: February 23, 1861., [Electronic resource], Inauguration of the first President of the Southern Republic. (search)
or, whose name I failed to hear. After the tumultuous shouts of greeting had been stilled, Mr. Cobb came forward and spoke as follows: "We have assembled to inaugurate the President of the r. Manly." At the conclusion of the prayer of the Doctor, the President was introduced by Mr. Cobb in these words: "Gentlemen of Congress, allow me to announce the presence of the President, Jefarty applause evidenced that the words of the speaker found a responsive echo in their hearts. Mr. Cobb administered the oath of office prescribed by Congress, which Mr. Davis responded to in the worns were given, to the evident anger and annoyance of that gentleman, but the commanding call of Mr. Cobb, "Music!" "Music!" caused the crowd to realize the impropriety of their conduct. By request of the President, Mr. Cobb stated that to-night, at 8 o'clock, he would hold a levee at Estell Hall, the first of the Presidential receptions. The Congress then returned to their Chamber, the crowd dis