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OF THE

LIFE AND TIMES

AND

SPEECHES

OF

JOSEPH E. BROWN.

BY

HERBERT FIELDER.

SPRINGFIELD, MASS. :

PRESS OF SPRINGFIELD PRINTING COMPANY.

1883.

Copyright, 1883.

CONTENTS.

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INTRODUCTION,

CHAPTER 1. My Contemporaries. 1857,

25

II. Governor Joseph E. Brown's Early Life, .

91

III. Government of Georgia under Joseph E. Brown, 108

IV. State Geologist and Chemist,

158

V. Secession of Cotton Growing States and Organi-

zation of the Confederacy, .

170

VI. First Year in the Field,

202

VII. Defence of Georgia by State Forces,

243

VIII. Government of Georgia in Relation to the War, 256

IX. Governor Brown and the Confederate Military, 275

X. Correspondence of Governor Brown and James

A. Seddon, Secretary of War, 1864, . 318

XI. Correspondence of President Davis and Gov-

ernor Brown upon Conscription,

355

XII. Correspondence of Governor Brown and A. Ful-

larton, British Consul at Savannah,

398

6 XIII. Reconstruction of Georgia,

410

XIV. Administration of Governor Bullock,

459

XV. A Summary of Governor Brown's Character, 487

XVI. Supplement Prepared for the Publishers, Bring-

ing the Narrative of Events to September,

1883, .

495

APPENDIX:

Speeches of Senator Brown: The Mexican War Pensions, 593.—The Edu-

cational Fund, 605.—The Indian Question, 615.—The Funding Bill,

625.—Reply to Senator Mahone of Virginia, 630.- A Free Ballot and a

Fair Count, 642.—The Silver Bill, 660.—The Mormon Question, 678.-

The Chinese Bill, 690.—The Tariff Commission Bill, 704.—Civil Ser-

vice Reform, 714.-Rights of the Citizens of the late Confederate

States to Proceeds of Cotton Seized by U. S. Government, 725.— The

Tariff and the Internal Revenue System, 742.—Unconstitutionality of

the Test Oath, 756.–Our Country, 772.

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Errata and Explanations.

Chapter 1, page 25, “ My Contemporaries,” was written by the author at various times during his professional life, and contains his opinions and estimates of the men at the time he wrote.

Page 4, 11th line, after Nathaniel Green Foster, read 66 the Madison District.”

Page 53, 10th line, “James I. Gresham ” should be " John J. Gresham.”

Page 52, 16th line, “ Barney” should be “ Burney."

Page 53, 4th line from bottom,“H. S. M' Kay” should be “H. K. McCay.”

Page 115, 11th line, “correction” should be “conviction.”

Page 156, 20th line, the year“ 1875" should be“ 1785.”

Page 283, 7th line from bottom, after words “habeas corpus,” insert“ generally throughout the realm."

Page 432, 3d line from bottom, “ John Pope" should be “Meade.”

Page 456, 11th line from bottom,“ Garrett" should be Garnett."

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