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2: letters from Fortress Monroe. From Mr. Davis to Mrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, Va., JanuaryMrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, Va., January 16, 1866. I had feared that our negroes would be disturbed by the introduction of others among tedeemer, the first Christian Martyr. From Mr. Davis to Mrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, Va., JanuaryMrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, Va., January 24, 1866. Judge Campbell, I have been told, wrote a full account of the interview with Mr. Lincoven expression to your personal feelings. Mr. Davis refers to a misstatement of President Johnsomatters whereof I am accused by man. From Mr. Davis to Mrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, January 28, Mrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, January 28, 1866. Did you ever hear that Colonel MacCree refused to dine with the Duke of Wellington? He, ofondemnation and punishment. From President Davis to Mrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe,Va., FebruMrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe,Va., February 17, 1866. 19th day. Mrs. Clay, after her return to Washington, sent me a coffee-pot, to enwas a second providence to us by his care of Mr. Davis after I was allowed to go to him. He afterwa
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 43: visit to New Orleans and admission to Fortress Monroe. (search)
was decided that Mr. Charles O'Conor, one of Mr. Davis's counsel, should come to Washington and arrms. Reporting the result of my interview to Mrs. Davis, it was arranged that William Prescott Smithreceived a letter, dated June 22, 1865, from Mrs. Davis, written at Savannah, Ga., where she and herment, and shows that it was not favorable to Mr. Davis on this matter. At the instance of Mr. Gree kept informed of movements made to liberate Mr. Davis or to compel a trial. All this took place bmediate prospect of a trial, the counsel for Mr. Davis became anxious that their client be liberatele demand and protest: How and when did Davis become a prisoner of war? He was not arrestednged between Mr. Garrett and the counsel for Mr. Davis on May 1st, petition to the United States Cirgued that the fourteenth amendment punished Mr. Davis by disfranchisement, and this punishment wasus for many moments of bitter anguish. When Mr. Davis was released, one gentleman jumped up on the[47 more...]
74: after release in 1867, to 1870. When Mr. Davis was released, we were pecuniarily prostrate,n precarious, and after some months, much to Mr. Davis's regret, she went to a Southern friend in Bt friendship could render. In our mother Mr. Davis lost his dearest friend, and as much of virtgetting a time appointed for the decision of Mr. Davis's case, either for trial or a nolle prosequiof our negroes as could, came to see us, and Mr. Davis paid a few hours' visit to the rest at Brierlight of steps with baby Winnie in his arms, Mr. Davis fell from the top to the bottom, breaking thuted, had announced his intention of killing Mr. Davis. We remembered that threatened men live lonoming cheers of the people on the docks gave Mr. Davis a comfortable sense of Anglo-Saxon sympathy:ent one of his staff to offer an audience to Mr. Davis, and the Empress kindly expressed her willingness to receive me. But Mr. Davis felt that the Emperor had not been sincere with our government. [12 more...]
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 78: the commencement and completion of the Rise and fall of the Confederate States of America.—the death of Jefferson Davis, Jr.—Honors Awarded by Mr. Davis's countrymen. (search)
th of Jefferson Davis, Jr.—Honors Awarded by Mr. Davis's countrymen. When the affairs of the Mississippi Valley Company were wound up, Mr. Davis looked about for a place so quiet and secluded thaer — I joined my husband at Beauvoir. As Mr. Davis had lost all his papers, the history of the d by yellow fever on all sides at Beauvoir. Mr. Davis thought he could not leave on account of hisom us, and we had but two children left. Mr. Davis was crushed by the blow and could not rally.uite ill, Mrs. Dorsey sold Beauvoir House to Mr. Davis at a fair valuation, and went to New Orleansd been sent down by the publishers to assist Mr. Davis in compilation, and Mr. Davis derived much afelt in his rectitude and piety. I wrote to Mr. Davis's dictation, for we knew nothing of typewriting since eight o'clock in the evening, when Mr. Davis dictated: In asserting the right of secessio Beauvoir. The people of Alabama invited Mr. Davis to visit them the next year, and our daughte[5 more...]<
uld be slaves. I have seen a letter from Jefferson Davis to a man whose name I cannot mention, beche would take his own time about replying to Mr. Davis. He would reply in time, and Mr. Davis woul who had received that important letter from Mr. Davis. He said later on, that the letter had bver written to me on a political topic by President Davis is to be found faithfully copied on the on never saw any letter addressed to me by President Davis. Although I have not seen those books anthe State which I could bring to bear. This Mr. Davis's letters all show. To the letter of mine tn in the Confederacy, it has been stated that Davis's letter, containing this threat, was written 2. It has been stated also that the letter of Davis had been destroyed. This is a mistake; the leegoat Wanted. The South Responsible, not President Davis. Continuation of the Debate in the Unite afterward. General Sherman had said further: Davis being then himself a fugitive, his opinions we[20 more...]
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 80: General Joseph E. Johnston and the Confederate treasure. (search)
Confederate treasure. The quiet tenor of Mr. Davis's life flowed on; in supervising his own affColonel Mason returned without one. When Mr. Davis was informed of the above statement by one wand made several efforts to get a reply from Mr. Davis, in obedience to my instructions, but was oburegard's estimate was within bounds. After Mr. Davis left Charlotte and moved South, a Confederatme of the money? That I am unable to say. Mr. Davis has never given any satisfactory account of rectly related by General Johnston, burdened Mr. Davis's mail. To the editor of the Philadelphi. [This was the last official signature President Davis affixed to any paper.] Returning to md in Washington, Ga., an hour or so after President Davis left.-My recollection of his statement wa the President heard disturbing reports from Mrs. Davis's party, they fearing attempts to steal theifrom me can add anything to the lustre of President Davis's reputation in the eyes of those whose g[28 more...]
. the prohibition issue. In 1887 the repose of Mr. Davis's life was grievously disturbed by the question ofsubmitted to popular vote. Scores of letters from Mr. Davis's friends in Texas besought an expression of opinion by him. Mr. Davis declined to answer, as he had no desire to come, even indirectly, before the public the letter was published, it was announced that Mr. Davis favored a prohibition policy, because at a camp med W. M. Leftwich, dated Beauvoir, August 24, 1887, Mr. Davis thus disposed of this absurd electioneering trick:ion, and proposed that I should take the badge to Mrs. Davis. I made no objection, and she transferred the baas reported by the Times-Democrat of New Orleans. Mr. Davis responded to this address in an open letter to thefew extracts only. You have expressed sorrow, Mr. Davis wrote, because I answered the inquiry of a fl absorbent? As these excerpts clearly convey Mr. Davis's view of the issue involved, it does not seem nec
ast India fleet. Of course, in the long years after the war, there were many recitations of Mr. Davis's shortcomings, given by one or other of those who thought a mistake had been made when he was Confederate Secretary of War, and urged him to buy the fleet. Mr. W. L. Trenholm wrote to Mr. Davis December 18, 1878, of the alleged proposition made to the Confederate Government by Mr. Trenholm. Mr. Davis's answer. One should speak with diffidence of events which passed seventeen years ago, and hence I should have preferred not being appealed to for my recollection of this matter.rate Treasury, he replied on November 27, 1878. Charleston, S. C., November 27, 1878. Honorable Jefferson Davis, Beauvoir, Miss. My dear Sir: I have no recollection of having heard of the proposi, of favorable opportunity or of our danger, as vague and indefinite. The pain inflicted on Mr. Davis in his old age and weak health by arraignments made against him by his own people, was relieve
Varina Davis, Jefferson Davis: Ex-President of the Confederate States of America, A Memoir by his Wife, Volume 2, Chapter 83: General Ransom's reminiscences of Mr. Davis. (search)
hapter 83: General Ransom's reminiscences of Mr. Davis. General Robert Ransom was invited to sens follows: On July 5, 1856, I first met Mr. Davis. He was then Secretary of War, and I a lieushington, and happened to be in company with Mr. Davis and other prominent men at a social gatherinhe President, as demonstrating the fact that Mr. Davis realized the demoralization which possessed the outer lines among and commanding troops Mr. Davis came to me to confer and always to encourage as Mrs. Davis told me, until sunrise. Soon Mrs. Davis led the way to the breakfast-room, seating me by her, while Mr. Davis placed the lady at his right. The grace was said as usual. Our breakfasreme, and there was anything but profusion. Mrs. Davis poured some hot Rio coffee, Java and Mocha wWhen he lived in Memphis, I sometimes met at Mr. Davis's residence the venerable and Reverend Dr. Wand an expression of pride and satisfaction, Mr. Davis aided in preparing for his fine boy's guests[19 more...]
Chapter 84: Mr. Davis's characteristics. Like most people of keen perceptions, incisive wit, and high ideal standards, Mr. Davis was inMr. Davis was inclined to satire, and in his younger days indulged this propensity, never cruelly, but often to his own injury. His sense of the ludicrous wrousers and his horny hands were clean, so I gave him the money. Mr. Davis observed the dress of ladies very closely, but could not describe is nothing personal to me involved, he was bowed out civilly and Mr. Davis said: He came to ask for General--‘s place. On my expressing astopportunities. In a few days a newspaper contained the criticism Mr. Davis had listened to, with a suggestion of the name of the critic to fg he was a very fine gentleman. In portraying the character of Mr. Davis it is difficult to place a just estimate upon his noble qualitieseverence for his Creator. In the greatest effort of his life, Mr. Davis failed from the predominance of some of these noble qualities.
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