concurred in, these views of his Secretary of State
-so much seems plainly set forth in this “memorandum,” with all the perspicuity which can be attained through the employment of our mother tongue.
How is it possible, then, that complaint should nevertheless be made that the Confederates
were deluded by Gov. Seward
into anticipations of an early and easy concession of their independence?
Yet that charge is
made; and, since it rests wholly on the testimony of a Confederate who once held, and had not then resigned, the exalted position of a Justice of the United States Supreme Court, it may be well to consider it fully.
The testimony is that of Judge Campbell
aforesaid, (a prominent disciple of Mr. Calhoun
), who, about the time of his taking final leave of Washington
to enter more openly into the service of the Confederacy
, wrote to Gov. Seward