at length, if not republished, in the Jackson (Miss.) Clarion
. No one is responsible for Mr. Davis
's neglect to take cognizance of it. His appeal, therefore, to the ‘honorable men’ of the country, whose sympathies he desires to enlist in his favor, becomes simply puerile; and, far from resulting in injury to those whom he assails, it only recoils upon himself, and exposes the extreme carelessness with which he writes.
should have inserted that document in his book.
His criticisms would then have been better appreciated.
Why he abstained from doing so is not, however, hard to understand.
As General Beauregard
has no like reasons to refrain from giving full publicity to it (we know that Generals Johnston
think as he does on the subject), we now lay the whole paper before the reader, asking his most careful consideration of it.