A Renegade Richmond telegraph operator on the peace movement.
--One C. D. Jacobs
, formerly telegraph operator at Charleston
and other points in the South
, is now employed at Springfield, Massachusetts
In the Springfield Republican
of the 27th of July, in connection with a notice of the peace movement proposed at Niagara
, he says:
While a telegraph operator in Richmond, Virginia
, working the principal through line South, I sent a message from Jefferson Davis
to Mr. Stevens
, at Augusta, Georgia
, requiring his immediate presence at Richmond
to attend a cabinet meeting, and desiring him to proceed upon a mission to Washington
, if his health would permit it, with a peace motive.
was to bear proposition looking to the recognition of the independence of the Confederate States
, and to propose other measured which might tend to consummate their object, confidentially named on his arrival in Richmond
From these brief words you, no doubt, fully confirm your ideas that the real basis of the Confederates
in negotiating peace would be principally upon accruing their recognition."