in house, engaged board from her for himself and family when they should be with him, furnished it, put up shelves for his books and papers, and with his servant settled himself there for the work, having written previously to an assistant to join him and establish himself at some convenient distance on the coast.
Mrs. Dorsey offered her clerical services at stated hours during the day, and thus a part of the first volume was written.
As soon as it was considered advisable, ill April of 1878, leaving my little girl in Carlsruhe, I returned home.
After a short time spent with our daughter, Mrs. Hayes, and our only remaining son Jefferson, now grown a strong, sober, industrious, and witty young man, who was exceedingly intimate with his father, and loved him devotedly-indeed they were like two young friends together — I joined my husband at Beauvoir.
As Mr. Davis had lost all his papers, the history of the Confederacy was unwritten save by the deeds of its defenders, and he so