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“ [114] his powers.” Presently again the South asked for a peace talk, this time through General Lee, who addressed Grant in a letter. But Grant explained that terms of peace were not in his province; that his authority allowed him to act only regarding military subjects, such as the exchange of prisoners. And the matter stopped there. Lee's actions and spirit must be kept wide apart from those of the Secession politicians at this time and at all times. Under the inspiration of Jefferson Davis, in the spring a manifesto issued from the Confederate Congress, which struggled to goad the people to further efforts and sacrifices by such prophecies as follow: If the Union won, “not only would the property and estates of vanquished rebels be confiscated, but they would be divided and distributed among our African bondsmen.” “Our enemies have threatened to deport our entire white population, and supplant it with a new ”

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