correspondent of the New Orleans Picayune chronicles the following interesting incident of President Davis
' first reception:
I omitted to mention, in its proper connection, that quite a number of ladies, at the levee last night, were prodigal in the expenditure of kissing salutations to the President
.--He was abundantly kissed and re-kissed, and there were many masculines present who thought there was too much waste of that delectable commodity at such an early period in the history of the Confederation.
If it be true that "kissing goes by favors," there were "sealed proposals" popped to the President
last night, and office hunters had better get among the kissed ladies, if they desire success and preferment.