7 January 1863: “President Davis passed down in the cars on Saturday last, on his return to Richmond…”

Item description: Newspaper article, “President Davis,” as published in the 7 January 1863 issue of the Hillsborough Recorder. The article describes President Jefferson Davis’ visit to North Carolina.

Item citation: “President Davis,” Hillsborough Recorder. 7 January 1863. Hillsborough, N.C. : Dennis Heartt, 1820-1879. C071 H65. North Carolina Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Item transcription:

Hillsborough Recorder
Hillsborough, N.C.
Wednesday, January 7, 1863

We have been requested to say that Cameron’s and Graham’s Batteries are both of them at Goldsborough.

President Davis. — President Davis passed down in the cars on Saturday last, on his return to Richmond from a visit to the Western and Southwestern States. He was met at the Depot at this place by a large number of ladies and gentlemen. In a handsome little address he highly complemented North Carolina for its liberality and patriotism, stating that she had sent a larger proportional number of troops to the army, and been more prompt in responding to the conscription law than any other State in the Confederacy; alluded to the recent success of our arms in the West, expressed a hope of a near approach of peace, and of an early return of husbands and fathers and sweethearts to gladden homes which have long been desolate. The speech of necessity was brief, but was pleasant and well received.

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