ly were nearly all of them country bred.
Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Monroe, Calhoun, Patrick Henry, John Marshall, George Mason, John Randolph, Henry Clay, Henry A. Wise, Abel P. Upshur, William C. Rives, Silas Wright, Thomas H. Benton, Andrew Jackson, Francis P. Blair, Abraham Lincoln, William J. Bryan, and many more I could adduce were the product of country life—of plantation life—and almost without exception had not only the plantation manners, in which dignity and good breeding were hf Mr. Davis and his Cabinet; of James A. Seddon, John A. Campbell, Graham, Cobb, Lamar, Curry, Letcher, Bocock, Harvie, Caperton, Joe Johnston and Robert E. Lee.
He was one of the first to discover and appreciate the superb genius of Stonewall Jackson.
He counselled often with Robert E. Lee, relied on his ripe judgment, and gave him his fullest support.
In all fiscal and economic measures, he naturally took the lead.
Respecting and trusting Secretaries Memminger and Trenholm, he, neverthel