The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 39, July 1935 - April, 1936 Page: 65
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Diary of a Confederate Congressman, 1862-1868
President signed the machinery to the tax bill-the appropriation
bill etc. etc. Both houses finally adjourned at 10 P.M. I feel
greatly wearied & quite anxious as [to] the condition of the
country. Clouds are dark & heavy around us. "In God only is
our trust." "Oh thou that dwellest between the cherubims, shine
forth! Stir up thy strength & come and save us." Oh that I
could get one more letter from home.
Saturday 2nd Very busy all day. Annoyed by my friend Jim
Likens281 who is here on a wild goose chase and drunk. He is a
noble fellow when sober but a dreadful nuisance when intoxi-
cated. Graham, Judge Gray & self called on the President. He
could not give us much encouragement as to Kirby Smith's282
sources for reinforcing. He seems still calm and confident. On
grasping my hand at parting with him he said, "Sir, tell your
people I have always been in the habit of calling on Texas for
aid and so far she has always been a staff to me. I shall do every-
thing I can for them now." Believe I have about finished my
business. Fighting thought to be going on at Fredericksburg.288
Troops passing through the city tonight.
Flag," "designed by General Beauregard, adopted by General Joseph E.
Johnston, after the first battle of Manassas," and "borne on every field
of battle from Manassas to Appomattox."
2l8Jim Likens-Perhaps of Crockett, Houston County. See note 38.
2sKirby Smith-See above, note 221.
288Fighting at Fredericksburg. The battle of Chancellorsville-Hooker
against Jackson-was being waged on the road to Fredericksburg.
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