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FAC-SIMILE OF A LETTER RECEIVED BY DR. JONES FROM MRS. DAVIS,

CONTENTS.

INTRODUCTION.

Tribute to the Leader of a "Lost Cause"-He Lives in the Hearts of a Grateful People

Success does not make Right, nor Failure Wrong-Bishop Wilmer's Retort-Mr.
Davis True to Country, God and Truth-Soldier, Statesman, Orator, Patriot,
Christian Gentleman, Martyr, He is no Longer an “ Uncrowned King of His Peo-
ple.

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AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JEFFERSON DAVIS.-Birth-Boyhood -College Student-Cadet at

West Point-Young Officer-Marriage-Cotton Planter-Member of Congress-
Enters Mexican War as Colonel of Mississippi Rifles-Monterey-Buena Vista-
In the United States Senate-Candidate for Governor-Secretary of War under
President Pierce-Again Elected to the Senate, and Service until February 18,
1861 – Farewell to the Senate-Election as President of the Southern Confede-

racy-Service through the War-Capture-Imprisonment-Release on Bond-Resi-

dence in Canada-Visit to Europe-Life at Beauvoir. . . .

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CHAPTER II.

CHAPTER IV.

CHAPTER VI.

CIIAPTER VIII.
THE MEXICAN WAR.-In Favor of the Annexation of Texas-Speech on Resolutions of

Thanks to General Taylor and His Army-IIe Resigns His Seat in Congress to
Accept the Command of the First Mississippi Rifles-His Rigid Discipline-His
Distinguished Services at Monterey-One or the Commissioners to Receive the
Surrender of the City-Adventure of Albert Sidney Johnston and Colonel Davis-
Buena Vista-The Hero of the Day-Description of Hon. J. F. H. Claiborne-Gen.
Taylor's Report-Col. Davis's own Report-lIon. Caleb Cushing's Mention of the

"V Movement"—Account of Gen. A. H. Colquitt--"Steady Mississippians”-His

Return Home and Enthusiastic Reception-Refuses a Commission as Brigadier-

General because He thought the President had no Legal Right to Confer the Com-

mission.

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CHAPTER X.

AGAIN IN THE UNITED STATES SENATE.-Mississippi Returns Ilim to the Senate-Diff-

culties and Dangers of Mr, Buchanan's Administration-Mr. Davis's Able and
Patriotic Efforts to Avert Sectional Issues-Letter to Senator Pearce, of Maryland-

CHAPTER XVI.

CLOSE OF THE WAR.-CAPTURE AND IMPRISONMENT.—When the Confederacy was nearest

Success—First Manassas"Within a Stone's Throw of Independence at Gettys-

burg”-After Cold Harbor, in June, 1861–Did Mr. Lincoln think that “the Time

had Como for Negotiation" after Grant's dismal Failure in the Campaign of 1864 ?

The “ Attrition " Campaign and its Results-Army of Northern Virginia Starvcd

in the Trenches and Frittered Away, until Lee Had only 35,000 Men to Guard

Forty Miles of Breastworks, and Oppose 140,000 of Grant's splendidly equipped

Army-Disasters in the South-Mr. Davis Calm, Brave, Determined- His Last

Message to Congress-Calmly and candidly States the Dangers and Perils of tho

Country, but Expresses the Confident Hope that with Proper Sacrifice, Wise

Measures, and Persevering, Brave Effort the Independence of the Confederacy

can stlll be Established–The Measurcs he Proposes for Recruiting the Army, and

Sccuring Necded Supplies On tho Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus–Mr.

Lincoln's Proposal of “ Unconditional Surrondor"--Gonoral Grant's Refusal to

have a “ Military Convention" with General Lce in Reference to Peace-Mr.

Davis's eloquent appeal to Congress and to the Confederacy-Extract from a

Letter of President Davis to Governor Vance, in which he details the measures

the Confederate Government had repeatedly taken to secure peace, and shows

that unconditional surrender was the one condition of peace always insisted on by

the Goverrment at Washington-President Davis's Message to Congress transmit-

ting the report of the commissioners to the Hampton Roads “ Peace Conference"-

Report of the Commissioner—The Telegram handed him in St. Paul's Church on

Sunday morning, April 20–Sensational Stories Refuted-Uls Own Account of what

Occurred- About the rations Gen. Lee wished placed at Amelia C. II.-No fault of

Mr. Davis nor of Commissary-General St. John-Headquarters at Danville-H!s

Proclamation-First news of Lee's Surrender-Lis refusal of a bag of gold, when

he had nothing but Confederate currency-Secretary Mallory's account of the

Meetings of the President and Cabinet with Generals Johnston and Beauregard at

Greensboro', N. C.-Letter from Rcy. Dr. II. A. Tupper, showing Mr. Davis's calm,

brave wearing at Washington, Ga., when his capture seemed imminent-His cap-

ture-Sensational slanders concerning it refuted-Statement of James H. Parker,

of Maine, one of his captors-Account given in letter of Col. Wm. Preston John-

ston of his Staff, who was present, Account of Ex-Governor Lubbock, one of his

Aids, who was also present-Reference to account of Postmaster-General Reagan,

Attorney-General George Davis, and President Davis's own account in his book,

and in letters to his old cadet room-mate, Col. Crafts J. Wright-The Confederate

Treasure, and what became of it-His Imprisonment at Fortress Monroe-General

Richard Taylor's account of his visit to him-Tender, and eloquent address of

Rev. Dr. Charles Minnegerodo, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Richmond, in which

he gives. decply interesting reminiscences of his friendship with Mr. Davis, his

confirmation and strong Christian character, his efforts to obtain the privilege of

visiting Mr. Davis in prison, hls final success, his interviews with him, his com.

munion with him, his final release on bail, the meeting with his family and

friends, prayer of thanksglvings, &c., &c.-Efforts to hang him on trum ped-up

charges of compilcity in the assassination of Mr. Lincoln, and cruelty to prison-

ers-Fallure to "make out a case "--Nolle proscqui entered on the charge of

Treason" because the ablcst lawyers in the country advised that it could not be

sustained

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CHAPTER XVII.

His LIFE AFTER THE WAR.--Allusion 0 His Stay in Canada, His Visits to Europe, His

Life in Memphis, and the Death there of Yellow Fever of His Son Jefferson Davis,
Jr.-Beauvoir-Vivid Description of the House, the Grounds, Mr. Davis, Mrs.

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