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for which they died was wrong." The sons and daughters of the South rejoice with us to-day that slavery has been swept forever from American soil, that the American Union was saved, and made for- ever secure. They reverence, as they should, the memory of their heroes, "who died hopelessly but unfearing in defeat;" and to ask them to turn any away from that memory is to ask them " to sacri- fice that without which no people can be steadfast or great." Only the inconsiderate and the craven ask the sacrifice.
MRS. JEFFERSON DAVIS.
Visit by Ex-Congressman Curtis to Confederate President's
General N. M. Curtis, of Ogdensburg, was a guest of Mrs. Jeffer- son Davis, on Monday. Canton Plain Dealer.
When shown the above item and asked to give something for pub- lication regarding his visit, General Curtis said:
" Yes, I was in Canton on Monday, and had the pleasure of call- ing on Mrs. Jefferson Davis. She is a most interesting woman, and one who has kept well informed upon all public matters for the last half century, both relating to our own and foreign countries, and she takes the liveliest interest in stirring events of the present as well as those of the past. It was the first time I had had the pleasure of meeting Mrs. Davis, although I had for many years known some of her intimate friends.
"I have been interested in Mississippi since 1850, when my brother, Andrew Jackson Curtis, settled in Vicksburg, where he lived until failing health compelled him to return to St. Lawrence county, where he died in July, 1858. He was a personal friend of Mrs. Davis, and among my brother's papers were several letters from him relating to political affairs in Mississippi.
" On my entering Richmond, April 12, 1865, I became a guest of James H. Grant, whose house adjoined the Davis mansion, and Mrs. Grant was one of Mrs. Davis' intimate friends. At that time Mrs. Grant related to Mrs. Curtis and myself many incidents of