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Frank Burr (search for this): chapter 80
he mistrustful St. Thomas and the faithful Abraham. In an interview with Colonel Frank Burr, of the Press, he expressed his doubt of the honesty of the President of or his figures, he cited General Beauregard's estimate, and declined to read Colonel Burr's report of the conversation before it was sent to the Press because, he saiement to a journalist that he was not willing to stand by, See letter of Colonel Burr to Mr. Davis given in this statement, vol. II.-54 but nevertheless he yet five of the Press, as he afterward acknowledged, the following letter from Colonel Frank Burr will show. Philadelphia, August 20, 1885. Honorable Jefferson Davis. Deah if desired at any time it can be made public. Having, by the letter of Colonel Burr, established the fact that General Johnston did make the charge against Mr. Davis, knowing Colonel Burr's position and connection with the Press, I now give the unsolicited and spontaneous testimony of men who were eye-witnesses of the events
M. H. Clark (search for this): chapter 80
ent away or brought away from Richmond. The statement of Captain M. H. Clark, of Clarksville, Tenn., who was acting treasurer at the timeme and reads as follows, viz.: Washington, Ga., May 4, 1865. M. H. Clark, Esq., is hereby appointed Acting Treasurer of the Confederate Sted. John C. Breckinridge, Secretary of War. (Indorsed.) M. H. Clark, Acting Treasurer, will turn over to Major E. C. White the amounasury. (Indorsed.) Washington, Ga., May 4, 1865. Received of M. H. Clark, Acting Treasurer, C. S., the sum of one hundred and eight thousfollows: Sandersville, Ga., May 6, 1865. $1,500. Received of M. H. Clark, Acting Treasurer C. S., fifteen hundred dollars ($1,500) in golen, $300 in gold, taking the following receipt: Received of M. H. Clark, Acting Treasurer C. S., three hundred dollars ($300) in gold, uarge, and unfortunately lack of space has forced me to condense Colonel Clark's statement too closely, for the same reason I will present but
Jefferson Davis (search for this): chapter 80
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...]
Henry Wilson (search for this): chapter 80
A short time before the evacuation of Richmond the bankers of that city placed in Mr. Davis's hands $360,000 in specie for the defence of the city. There was never any service rendered for this money, but when Richmond was evacuated it was transported South with the specie belonging to the Confederacy. A committee of Richmond bankers were sent to receive it. At Washington, Ga., they succeeded in getting between $110,ooo and $120,000, but while transporting it home it was captured by General Wilson's cavalry and turned into the United States Treasury. It is now there in litigation. The Richmond bankers are suing for its recovery, and it has never been decided to whom it belongs. Say $120,000 of it is there and $39,000 in the military chest left at Greensborough for the army, and $20,000 accounted for by Major Moses. This would make $179,000 out of the $2,500,000 which General Beauregard and other good authority estimate was on hand. This charge of General Johnston against t
John C. Hendren (search for this): chapter 80
e the evacuation of Richmond, Va., for the relief of the people, the Treasury Department had opened its depositories and had been selling silver coin, the rate being fixed at $60 for $I in coin. While at Danville, Va., the Treasury Department resumed these sales, the rate there being $70 for $I. About $40,000 in silver, generally reported (and no doubt correctly) at $39,000, was left at Greensborough, N. C., as a military chest for the forces there, under charge of the Treasurer, Mr. John C. Hendren; all of the balance was turned into my hands, which amounted, in gold and silver coin, gold and silver bullion, to $288,022.90. Adding the $39,000 left at Greensborough, N. C., the Treasury contained in coin and bullion, when it left Danville, Va., $327,022.90. If the Treasury at Richmond had contained $2,500,000 in coin, certainly the brave men of our armies would never have suffered so severely from want of sufficient food and clothing as they did during the winter of 864-65, fo
I had obtained in Danville, Va., by converting my paper when the Treasurer was selling silver there. For this I took no receipt, charging it in my office accounts. I also called up Captain Given Campbell and paid him, for himself and men, $300 in gold, taking the following receipt: Received of M. H. Clark, Acting Treasurer C. S., three hundred dollars ($300) in gold, upon requisition of Colonel John Taylor Wood, A. D. C. Given Campbell, Captain Company B., Second Kentucky Cavalry, Williams's Brigade. I then went to Judge Reagan with a bag containing thirty-five hundred dollars ($3,500) in gold, and asked that he take it in his saddle-bags as an additional fund in case of accidents or separation. He resisted, saying that he was already weighted by some $2,ooo of his own personal funds, which he had brought out from Richmond, Va., in a belt around his person; but after some argument on my part he allowed me to put it in his saddle-bags. The party then were already on hors
Basil W. Duke (search for this): chapter 80
es, and is authorized to act as such during the absence of the Treasurer. Jefferson Davis. [This was the last official signature President Davis affixed to any paper.] Returning to my train to get some necessary articles, President Davis rode up with his party, when what I supposed were farewell words were passed between us, and my train, under charge of its Quartermaster, moved out. The Treasury train arrived shortly after President Davis's party left, and being reported at General Basil W. Duke's camp, about a mile from town, I went there with the proper authority, and he turned the whole of it over to me. Selecting the shade of a large elm-tree as the Treasury Department, I commenced my duties as Acting Treasurer C. S. Now for the specie of the Treasury. It must be remembered that a month or more before the evacuation of Richmond, Va., for the relief of the people, the Treasury Department had opened its depositories and had been selling silver coin, the rate being
C. J. Wright (search for this): chapter 80
ad no expectation of finding me with it. I will write to Mr. Reagan and ask him to answer your inquiries. The fact is, I staked all my property and reputation in the defence of State rights and constitutional liberty, as I understood them. The first I spent in the cause, except what was seized, appropriated, or destroyed by the enemy; the last has been persistently assailed by all which falsehood could invent and malignity employ. I am ever affectionately yours, Jefferson Davis. C. J. Wright, Chicago. On December 18, 188r, there appeared in the Philadelphia Press the following extraordinary publication: Confederate gold missing. General Johnston calls Jefferson Davis to account for over $2,000,000 in specie. Philadelphia, December 17th.- The Press will publish to-morrow an interview with General Joseph E. Johnston, in which he charges that Jefferson Davis received a very large sum of money belonging to the Confederate Treasury at the evacuation of Richmond, for wh
G. A. Trenholm (search for this): chapter 80
able John H. Reagan, who was the last Secretary of the Confederate Treasury, and who now represents Texas in the United States Senate, wrote: Before we left Washington, Ga., the money of the Richmond banks, which I understood had been under the protection of the escort for the protection of the Confederate money, was placed under the exclusive control of the agent of the banks, whose name I do not remember. I do not know what became of it. I understood from the verbal statement of Mr. Trenholm, on his turning over the business of the Treasury Department to me, that there was in the Confederate Treasury some eighty-five thousand dollars in gold coin and bullion; some thirty-five thousand dollars in silver coin; about thirtysix thousand dollars in silver bullion, and some six or seven hundred thousand in Confederate Treasury notes; besides some sixteen or eighteen thousand pounds sterling, in Liverpool acceptances. You will remember that the silver coin and an amount of gold
John C. Breckinridge (search for this): chapter 80
im to burn the Confederate notes in the presence of General Breckinridge and myself. The acceptances on Liverpool were turnhington, Ga., communications were received from General John C. Breckinridge, that payments had been promised by him to the cavalry from the train. General Breckinridge's action was ratified, and President Davis gave some other directions before he left. General Breckinridge arrived in Washington, Ga., an hour or so after President Davis left.-My recollection of his sn, Ga., with it, etc. A crowd gathered around, when General Breckinridge made them a little speech, appealing to their honorWashington, there was no good reason for delay. General Breckinridge replied that, if they wished an instant compliance for by within paper. I obtained permission from General Breckinridge and Mr. Reagan to burn a mass of currency and bondsbut to officers of higher rank, like Generals Bragg and Breckinridge, or to members of the President's military family, they
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