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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Confederacy, Including the Diplomatic Correspondence, 1861-1865, Volume I

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CONFEDERATE CAPITOL AT MONTGOMERY.



A COMPILATION

 

OF THE

 

MESSAGES AND PAPERS

 

OF THE

 

CONFEDERACY

 

INCLUDING THE DIPLOMATIC CORRESPONDENCE
1861-1865



PUBLISHED BY PERMISSION OF CONGRESS

 

BY

 

JAMES D. RICHARDSON

 

A Representative from the State of Tennessee
Compiler and Editor of "Messages and Papers of the Presidents"


In Two Volumes—Volume I.

 

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NASHVILLE
UNITED STATES PUBLISHING COMPANY
1906



Copyright, 1904,
by
James D. Richardson.



TO THE SOLDIERS ON BOTH SIDES WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE FOUR YEARS' WAR, 1861-1865, EACH FIGHTING FOR WHAT HE THOUGHT WAS RIGHT, AND ALSO TO THOSE WHO, AFTER HOSTILITIES CEASED, GAVE THEIR BEST ENDEAVORS TO PROMOTE PEACE AND HARMONY BETWEEN THE SECTIONS LATELY IN ARMS, THIS WORK IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED, NOT TO PERPETUATE THE RECORD OF THE STRIFE, BUT IN TOKEN OF THOSE BETTER FEELINGS WHICH HAVE SINCE REUNITED THE PEOPLE OF ALL SECTIONS UNDER ONE FLAG, WITH ONE HOPE AND ONE DESTINY, IN A UNION OF STATES THAT IS INDISSOLUBLE.



Contents of Volume I.

Page
Resolution Permitting the Compilation v
Prefatory Note viii
Provisional Constitution 3
Biographical Sketch of Jefferson Davis 17
Provisional Congress:
First Session:
Election of President and Vice President 29
Notification of Election to President and Vice President 30
Inauguration of President 31
Inaugural Address 32
Permanent Constitution 37
Provisional Congress:
First Session (Continued):
Messages 55
Letter of President Davis to President Lincoln 55
Messages 56
Veto Message 59
Proclamations 60
Second Session (Called):
Messages 63
Veto Messages 100
Proclamations 102
Act Recognizing Existence of War, etc. 104
President's Instructions to Private Armed Vessels 111
Act Amending Act Recognizing Existence of War, etc. 113
Resolution of Thanks 114
Letter of President Davis to President Lincoln 115
Third Session:
Messages 117
Dispatch of President Davis to the Congress 124
Messages 125
Veto Message 130
Proclamations 131
Resolutions of Thanks 133
Fourth Session (Called):
Message 134
Proclamation 135
Fifth Session:
Messages 136
Veto Messages 156
Proclamations 166
Resolutions of Thanks 168
Biographical Sketch of Alexander H. Stephens 173
First Congress:
First Session:
Inauguration of President 181
Inaugural Address 183
Messages 189
Veto Messages 215
Proclamations 217
Addresses 228
Resolutions of Thanks 230
Second Session:
Messages 232
Veto Messages 262
Proclamations 268
Resolutions of Thanks 275
Third Session:
Messages 276
Veto Messages 320
Proclamations 324
Addresses 331
Resolutions of Thanks 337
Appointment of Vice President Stephens as Military Commissioner to United States 339
Letter of President Davis to President Lincoln 343
Fourth Session:
Messages 345
Veto Messages 408
Proclamation 412
Address 414
Official Regulations to Carry into Effect Act to Impose Regulations upon Foreign Commerce, etc. 417
Resolutions of Thanks 420
Biographical Sketch of Robert E. Lee 437
Second Congress:
First Session:
Messages 443
Veto Messages 457
Address 477
Resolutions of Thanks 479
Second Session:
Messages 482
Message of President Lincoln on the Hampton Roads Conference, Including Correspondence 521
Veto Messages 553
Proclamations 563
Address 568
Act Providing for Appointment of General in Chief 570
Communication from President's Private Secretary 570
Index 573




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