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Frederick Maginnis (search for this): chapter 72
directions not with the best success; indeed, I am led to doubt whether cooking was designed to be my vocation. This little coffee-pot is now in my possession. In his first effort at cooking he wrenched off the soldered top instead of taking off the dripper, and he gently and apologetically explained, I did not learn to cook early enough. My eyes do not suffer much from inflammation; but the neuralgia of the head sometimes renders me almost blind during the paroxysm. I recollect Frederick Maginnis A colored man who was a courteous, refined gentleman in his instincts. He offered his services to me gratuitously in Georgia, which were accepted on the usual terms of remuneration, and he was a second providence to us by his care of Mr. Davis after I was allowed to go to him. He afterward married my maid, who was as dear as she was faithful to me, and they both live now in Baltimore, respected by all who know them. very well; first met him at Manassas, and had a very favorable op
Walter Scott (search for this): chapter 72
us by his care of Mr. Davis after I was allowed to go to him. He afterward married my maid, who was as dear as she was faithful to me, and they both live now in Baltimore, respected by all who know them. very well; first met him at Manassas, and had a very favorable opinion of him. The Quadrilateral was handed to me and I soon found, what was not told, that it had been sent by you. The writer has attempted the very difficult task of portraying the inconsistencies of human nature. Sir Walter Scott alone has succeeded in doing it. We have as much in real life as anyone can need, and in fiction we might be treated to pictures harmonized in coloring. The disclosure of Ida's secret, and the slaughter of prisoners who had laid down their arms, could not have been done by one as true and generous and brave as the hero is represented. The horse is the best character in the book, as I measure them. Do you recollect Old Duke the horse I rode in the Pawnee campaign? He might have stood
Francis P. Blair (search for this): chapter 72
he South Carolina committee and President Johnson, was handed to me soon after its publication. I did not credit the statement, because I was sure you had not in such correspondence given expression to your personal feelings. Mr. Davis refers to a misstatement of President Johnson, that I had written him offensive letters, when I had never written him but one, and that was an application to be allowed to go to my husband, and this was couched in respectful terms and handed to him by Francis P. Blair, who would not have done anything to injure me To all the trials, mental and physical, to which I am subjected I will oppose all the moral power I possess, that my life may be prolonged as far as such drains will permit, and my power to meet any future ordeal be as great as possible to me. Mr. Clay, like myself, no doubt, suffers from food unsuited to him, and to anyone in close confinement, even were it good, I think it would soon become so Bowed down by anxiety for my fa
ed on hopes which live beyond this fleeting life Often has it occurred in the world's history that fidelity has been treated as a crime, and true faith punished as treason. So it cannot be before the Judge to whom all hearts arc open, from whom no secrets are hid. Dr. Cooper has just been here to visit me, he says all which is needful for me is air and exercise. It was the want which Cowper's bird had, and hardly had bird more usually sought for air and motion than I did when I had Byron's Heritage of woe. But I am not of Cato's creed, and do not hold that it is man's wisdom to equal the swallow, but man's dignity to bear up against trials under which the lower animals would sink. Resolution of will may not, according to Father Timon, prolong indefinitely our earthly existence, but it will do much to sustain the tottering machine beyond the observer's calculation. 23d. You can imagine how one, shut out from all direct communication with his friends, dwells upon every
matters whereof I am accused by man. From Mr. Davis to Mrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, January 28, 1866. Did you ever hear that Colonel MacCree refused to dine with the Duke of Wellington? He, of course, gave no reason on that occasion, but it was well understood to be or mine. President Johnson afterward acknowledged to the Honorable Reverdy Johnson, that he had made a misstatement in answer to my application for a copy of the putative letter. on account of the treatment received by Napoleon after his surrender. It is not long since a newspaper paragraphist would have been rebuked by public opinion if he had attempted, by epithets and one-sided statements, to inflame the mind of his readers against a prisoner waiting a trial; but that would have been a small offence compared with that of a law-maker who would seek to produce the effect, and then, by retrospective legislation, to bring it to bear upon an anticipated trial by endowing such prejudiced minds with the power to j
Jefferson Davis (search for this): chapter 72
2: letters from Fortress Monroe. From Mr. Davis to Mrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, Va., JanuaryMrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, Va., January 16, 1866. I had feared that our negroes would be disturbed by the introduction of others among tedeemer, the first Christian Martyr. From Mr. Davis to Mrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, Va., JanuaryMrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, Va., January 24, 1866. Judge Campbell, I have been told, wrote a full account of the interview with Mr. Lincoven expression to your personal feelings. Mr. Davis refers to a misstatement of President Johnsomatters whereof I am accused by man. From Mr. Davis to Mrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, January 28, Mrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe, January 28, 1866. Did you ever hear that Colonel MacCree refused to dine with the Duke of Wellington? He, ofondemnation and punishment. From President Davis to Mrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe,Va., FebruMrs. Davis. Fortress Monroe,Va., February 17, 1866. 19th day. Mrs. Clay, after her return to Washington, sent me a coffee-pot, to enwas a second providence to us by his care of Mr. Davis after I was allowed to go to him. He afterwa
afflictions. Fortress Monroe, Va., February 3, 1866. Men turn to the judgment of posterity for the reversal of the decrees of their contemporaries, appealing with the self sustaining hope of conscious rectitude, from Philip drunk to Philip sober. The newspapers will have informed you of the petition in my behalf by seven thousand ladies of Richmond and vicinity. It was not ineffectual, it refreshed my burdened heart as the shower revives a parched field. I have just heard that Mr. Cass is dying, and regret it as well on account of my kind feeling for him and the respect which his amiable character commanded, as because he was one of those on whom I felt I could rely to vindicate my character from some of the accusations made against me. After Mr. Crittenden, there was no one to whom I talked so much and so freely concerning the sectional troubles in 1860-61. With Mr. Crittenden I daily conferred when we served on the compromise committee in that winter, the record of whi
John J. Craven (search for this): chapter 72
the consideration compatible with their position. Fortress Monroe, Va., April 8, 1866. Next to the consciousness of rectitude, it is to me the greatest of earthly consolations to know that those for whom I acted and suffer, approve and sympathize. It is common in cases of public calamity for those who feel the infliction, to seek for some object on which to throw the blame, and rarely has it happened that the selection has been justly or generously made I feel deeply indebted to Dr. Craven and the ladies of his family for a benevolence which had much to suppress, and nothing selfish to excite, it, and but for which my captivity would soon have ended in death. The letter from my little Polly is a sweet, graceful image of her honest, affectionate heart. I am sure she will be a comfort and honor to her family in after-years. Fortress Monroe, April 21, 1866. The young soldier who saw you in the cars at Binghamton reported the interview, and described how bright and wide
G. T. Beauregard (search for this): chapter 72
opportunity to reply, slanders have worked without check, and have no doubt deceived many. Again, any dolt whose blunders necessitated frequent conviction, and whose vanity sought for someone on whom to lay the responsibility of his failures, could readily, and if mean enough would now, ascribe them to me. Things done against my known views, and of which explanations were written to me when success was expected to result from the change of plan, have lately been attributed to my orders. Beauregard, Hood, Hardee, and Cobb know of a case in point, memorable by its consequences. Generals Lee and Bragg could give the history of the two largest armies. I never sought to make up my own record, intent on the discharge of my duties in the various public positions I have held. If the question had occurred to me, how will this be told hereafter? I would have preferred to leave that task to others. Nor is the hazard great, for the dependence of the parts of a whole will generally correct
Braxton Bragg (search for this): chapter 72
whose blunders necessitated frequent conviction, and whose vanity sought for someone on whom to lay the responsibility of his failures, could readily, and if mean enough would now, ascribe them to me. Things done against my known views, and of which explanations were written to me when success was expected to result from the change of plan, have lately been attributed to my orders. Beauregard, Hood, Hardee, and Cobb know of a case in point, memorable by its consequences. Generals Lee and Bragg could give the history of the two largest armies. I never sought to make up my own record, intent on the discharge of my duties in the various public positions I have held. If the question had occurred to me, how will this be told hereafter? I would have preferred to leave that task to others. Nor is the hazard great, for the dependence of the parts of a whole will generally correct the perversions of recital by interested narrators. That power to compare and sift testimony is as ne
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