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Efforts For Reconstruction.
3. A letter of Judge Campbell to Hon. Horace Greely, dated April 26th, 1865, written from Richmond, Va.
The above statement and letter relate to certain interviews between Judge Campbell and President A. Lincoln, which took place in Richmond, about the 5th and 6th of April, 1865.
I received these documents from the family of Hon. R. M. T. Hunter, having been found by them among Mr. Hunter's private papers. I was requested by them to deliver them to the family of Judge Campbell, residing in this city. I submitted them to the daughter of Judge Campbell, Mrs. V. D. Groner and was requested by her, through her son, Mr. D. L. Groner, to make such disposition of them as I deemed best, and upon my suggestion they consented to their being placed among the archives of the Southern Historical Society. This seems to be the disposition desired by Judge Campbell himself as appears from his letter to Mr. Hunter, of October 25th, 1877.
I therefore have the honor to enclose these papers to you as they may be deemed of historical value and as such worthy of preservation by our Society.
Please acknowledge receipt and oblige.
Yours very truly,
Theodore S. Garnett.
169 St. Paul Street,
Balt., Oct. 25, 1877.
My Dear Sir: I enclose you a letter written to Atto. Gen. Speed, at Pulaski, and which you heard there and told me if I sent it I would remain there for life. I sent it, but my family were advised not to allow it to go forward and so it remains.
The letter to Greely was found among my papers. These give a nearly contemporary account of what took place between Pres. Lincoln and myself.You know we sent for members of the Legislature and for you tc come to Richmond. Transportation was furnished to the members. On the 13th April, 1865, I had a letter from Gen. Old, then commanding, saying, "I am instructed by the President to inform you that since his paper was written on the sub--