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Chapter 1: from Washington to Mississippi. The task of relating my husband's life in the Confederacy is approached with anxious diffidence, but it must be fairly set forth for his justification.
on the part of the United States Government, to arrest members of Congress preparing to leave Washington on account of the secession of the States which they represented.
This threat received littl e question of the right of a State to withdraw from the Union.
Mr. Davis remained a week in Washington, hoping that he might be the person arrested.
A part of this time he was ill and confined to he retiring members; and, after a delay of a few days, spent in necessary preparations, I left Washington for Mississippi, passing through Southwestern Virginia, East Tennessee, a small part of Georgi ict.
Deeply depressed and supremely anxious, he made his preparations to go home.
We left Washington exceeding sorrowful, and took our three little children with us. As we came into the Southern
Chapter 1: from Washington to Mississippi. The task of relating my husband's life in the Confederacy is a
the announcement by telegraph of the secession of Mississippi and the receipt of the official notification whic in necessary preparations, I left Washington for Mississippi, passing through Southwestern Virginia, East Tenn had been expressed by the Commissioner sent from Mississippi to Maryland) that the secession of six Southern S his brother apologized.
As soon as we reached Mississippi, man after man boarded the train and accompanied r I. I. Pettus, as Major-General of the forces of Mississippi, dated January 25, 1861.
Then began the business the organization and discipline of the forces of Mississippi. Governor Pettus came to Mr. Davis to consult abo :
On my arrival at Jackson, the capital of Mississippi, I found that the Convention of the State had mad (which is as true of other Southern States as of Mississippi) is a clear proof of the absence of any desire or