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tvidqi $ilton f
oipd, t604 this story of why AOT
SI; Stephen$ as not oleqet e
seat l the Southern Confed;
Ao~ stbject was broached to )r. t
ei on the way to MoutgQm .
's Cd Hamilton. 'Mr. E
Ii tI train.with us at Q
W f .v'le. anid we . found Mr. I
S (, f S;iih Caroliitia, aboard.
: ve: rand took the. seat in t
.:)hens aid me. Mr. 1
m wAs inr the sent behind. a
1'Mr. Stephens,' said Chestnut,
Ahelele rtion from 'my state have
ern conrferrinr aiid have de0ided to e
k t. (Io-rgia for a president.'
WeIl, sir,' Mr. Stephens replied,
'e have Mr. Toombs, Mr. Cobb, Gov- d
J -ki-_s and Governor Johnson. a
Ithor will suit; I will give my. vote V
We are only looking to you and 1:
Mr. Toombs, Mir. Stephens,' Chestnut
answered positively. 'No ot.er names v
were mentioned, and the majority of 1
the -delegation favor you.
No, that can never be, that can C
never be,' Mr. Stephens replied ex- r
eitedly. And I thought his face turn- '
ed a little pale.
11. 'What is it Alec' Toombs asked t
eaning over the back of our seat. e
Come over here,' Stephens told c
"I started to get up to give Toombs 8
my seat, but Mr. Stephens put a hand t
n my knee, and Mr. Toombs. took
the place beside Mr. Chetnut, who '
repeated the proposition, very can- t
idly saying that a majority of the s
outh Carolina delegation favored
g Stephens. t
'That settles it, Alec,' said e
.Td6mbs. 'You are the choice of the S
Georgia delegation; we have talked it a
over, so you must let us present your f
name to the convention.'
.'No,' repeated Mr. Stepiens. 'I
'No I have not 4leen in this move
ment. I was opposed to secession. I 9
cannot take any office under the gov- r
ernment. Tt would .not be judi'eious, h
it would not be good policy to put Me a
forward for any position.' V
' 'Alec-' Mr. Toombs began, but n
Mr. Stephens would not let him speak
'so he laughed and changed the sub
''That was the last of it on the f
train, but we hadn't been an hour in I
Montgomery when Willy P. Harris S
and Col. A. M. Campbell called. Har- 0
-ris was the first sp6kesman, and -he g
went straight to the point. 'I
f oThe Mississippi delegaton pre- a
fer you for president, Mr. Stephens,'
said ie. - 'And we are come to ask I
if you will allow us to present your f
'Gentlemen, I cannot be a candi- A
*~jate for the presidency of tire South- C
'Trn Confederacy,' ire replied. 'I was G
opposed to secession. You must elim. E
n ate my name as a candidate for all b
offices under tire government. It
*ould be bad policy for you to pre- el
#rnt my name.'a
'Campbell bent forwar'd, listening t<
Stepirens earnestly. Tire instant is
the last words fell from hris tongue he I
" You are mistaken, sir!' he cried. b
'It would be good poicy. Tire very
best policy, sir'. You op)posed seces--s
siorn. You had good rejisons. Weigh- r<
ty reasons, sir. Tire whole country- nm
North and South-tre wh'lole world, o
knows yor reasons. You are tire on
ly man t.o wh1omu the Unionists will hn
give .their cordial srrpport. You are nu
tire oinly mian who can take awvay el
from this mnovemrent the chraracter of t1
Mr'. Stephrens had by this time re
covered from ihis irritation and ap- s
penr'ed more willing to argue tire y
T'' tin k you (10 tIre Uiniists ill- si
,justicc, Col. Campbell,' ire repilied. it
W~hile threy earnrestly opp)osed .the h)
~movemnent, when tire ordinaee of se
)eession was passed thog bowed to tire f.
~will of tIhe majori.ty anrd.have all ex- ir
ressed threir dcter'minatiorn to sus- li
in and defend their state.
''You urnder'stand, of corse, that b)
speak only of tire party in my own el
tale. T am told that tire Union feel
~g w~as not so strong in Mississippi.
tidiions are doubtless di fferen t T
No, about tire same, aborut- tire o
ni','Col. Campbell r'ejoinred. 'Tire
Uno feeling is just as strong, rr
ttgh threir votes are not so :nurmer- ni
ha as they wer'e whren they elected t1
1ein? S. Foote and defeated Jeff o1
avis for governor.' ti
SThrey -acted in Mississippi just h
ihont as they did in Georgia. Threy
6l'&vd theoir willingness to surstain S
IIddfernd; but for success in this b;
wyieMe must hruve more than mn
zeir willingiiess we must have their rt
" Wo need, arnd must have, the en- Ini~
li, y i Stp qinsnid g Yu are blie
t ian foi fgeing that jylicy
After Ar'g4g d0 b9uY two
ton's thet go iObito, the point of
OYig hewdulhI cnsido; then very
Th iet da Judge Qhilton pAd
9 eNea, of the Alabama delega
IQIV'ot,iled' for the samQ purpose.
11eir shadows had haraly left Stephbk
us door 4hen Xeitt, of South .Cap
liia, and Mr, Toombs made theirap
earance--at least Toombs didn't
lak6 his appearaiee, lie sat out in
lie pAssageway and wlhen I. LOt Keitt
a -Toombs put his finger to -his lips
nd shook his head.
"Well, Keitt talked and talked and
alked. I never knew a man 'Who
ould beat Keitt talking.
'You ate the preference of the
louthi Carolina delegation for presi
.6nt, Mr. Stephens, and I am sent to
sk if you will serve if elected,' Wai
"hat, it amounted to.
"Mr. Stephens listened thoughtful
to all lie had to say. When Keitt
topped, waiting for his reply, there
as a moment's silence. I don't be
eve I ever was more anxious in my
ife. I knew what Mr. Stephens' in
lination was and I had heard his
rayer the night after the secession
'' 'If I am the unanimous choice of
he delegates as well as the states and
an organize-a cabinet with such con
ert of ideas and ability as will justi
y the hope of success I will take it,'
aid he. 'But on no other condi
''Mr. Keitt left satisfled and Mr.
'oombs wavis jubilant. When I re:
arned to the room Mr. Stephens was
''At the tine Montgomery was full
overflowing. Besides the accredit
d delegates from the six seceding
Lates there were many politicians
nd delega tes-noMeial, of course
rom Virginia, from Maryland, from
Fortli Carolina, Texas, Kentucky,
'eniessee, Missouri and Arkansas.
"All represented the radical seces
ionists of their states and all were
abid for war. We knew what work
ad to be done, but Mr. Stephens
ever opened his lips. Never once
,as the matter mentioned between
"On the evening of February 8, af
3r the adoption of the constitution, a
lotion was inade to go into the clec
Lon of the chief officer. Somebody,
forgot who, moved that the election
liould take place the .next day at 12
'clock, and in the meantime the dele
ations should consult separately.
'hat was decided on anl the meeting
'We ;ad hardly reached our hotel
'ien in walked Tooml) and Kceitt,
allowed by Judge Chilton, Willy
[arris, Gen. Sparrow and Henry
larshall, of Lousiana, Morton 'And
iven, of Florida, and the whole
eorgia delega tion. Toomn'hs' was the
pokesman and I never saw him in a
etter humor or looking handsomer.
'' 'Alec,' said he, 'you are the
Ioice of ever'y man in congress, and
ll of us are ready to p)ledge ourselves
help you form your cabinet. There
only one p)oint-thiose fellows from
'irginia and the border states wvant
ou to promise to strike the first
''For' a moment there was perfect
hence. I believe every man in the
om held his breath. Mr. Stephens
ade no reply and Mr. Toombs went
''Those fellows say their states are
angine'~ in the balance, ready to turn
ith the first blow. They knowv Bu
ianani wilI never dare to strike us,
icy helieve Lincoln will be as cow
''Now they wvant the quest ion
tIled in their states and they want
oiu to p)romise when the opportunity
Cfors, say if the adminidtration
muld1( attempt to reinforce or provis
in Sumter, you will strike the first
''For ahout two heartbeat,s they
Weed that magnificent specimen of
anhood and that fragile, emaciated
'' 'No, I will never strike the first
ow at the UTnion,'' said Mr. Steph
is, speaking slowly and distinetly.
'' 'Aleec!' eried Mr. Toombs.
''They gazed into each other's eyes.
hen wit hent a word Toombs turned
'd walked "ut of the room with the
her' dolorat es at his heels.
'TI afterward understood that
any of the delegamtions sat up all
*ht can :seussing, that Toonths was
e second choice with the members
congress, but the delegates from
ec undecided states did not consider
mn radical enough.
'They said lhe would 'inake Mr.
[ephens .his premier and be guided
his advice. Cobb and Rlhett's
ime wvas pre'sented and the radlceils
dicals wvould niot accept either. Af
ifurther skirmishing Jod Davis"
imes was presented and the radienks
"For the sake of harmny the oti
S49elNates fell- into line ad' i
u abiig, F,'ra, j8q1, js-b
monoile Jederson- D4yls was unan
mOusly elected presi4nt of the Cor
federate States of'America.P
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