Commissioner in London.
I then called upon Mr. Benjamin, the Secretary of State, who made an appoinumiliation in the Mason-Slidell affair.
Mr. Benjamin told me that his property had lately been canned and ordered by General Lee, for whom (Mr. Benjamin said) Jackson had the most childlike reverence.
Mr. Benjamin complained of Mr. Russell of the Times for holding him up to fame as a gambler en supposing that this was really the case, Mr. Benjamin was of opinion that such a revelation of histe, after Mr. Russell had partaken of his (Mr. Benjamin's) hospitality at Montgomery.
He said tling for is to be let alone.
At 8 P. M. Mr. Benjamin walked with me to the President's dwelling,rsed with me for a long time, and agreed with Benjamin that the Yankees did not really intend to go m of his conversation.
While walking home, Mr. Benjamin told me that Mr. Davis's military instinctsched the Spottswood Hotel, we met , to whom Mr. Benjamin introduced me. They discussed the great top[1 more...]