telegraphed to Breckenridge
, who had proceeded as far as Charlotte
, with the fugitive government.
came promptly at the summons, together with Reagan
, the Postmaster-General
of the rebel cabinet.
A memorandum was then drawn up of the terms which Davis
and his advisers considered desirable, and, on the 18th, Johnston
repaired together to the place of rendezvous.
, however, objected to the presence of a member of the Richmond
cabinet, whereupon Johnston
proposed that Breckenridge
should be admitted to the interview in his capacity of major-general in the rebel army.
To this Sherman
consented, and the terms written out by Reagan
were presented by Breckenridge
, however, preferred to write his own, which were substantially the same as those proposed by the rebels.1
An armistice was to be established maintaining the status quo
, not to be terminated without forty-eight hours notice by either commander.
All the rebel armies in existence were to be disbanded and conducted to their state capitals, there to deposit their arms and public property; the arms to be subject to the further action of Congress, and in the mean time to be used solely to maintain peace and order within the borders of the states respectively.
The state governments were to be recognized upon their officers and legislatures taking the oath of allegiance to the national government; the United