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PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Papers of Jefferson Davis: July 1846--December 1848 Lynda L Crist Associate Editor Mary S Dix Assistant Editor .
At the end of Volume Jefferson Davis had left Congress to become a colonel in the First Mississippi Regiment The first item in this volume is a speech as he prepares to leave on a riverboat to serve in the Mexican War The years through see Davis play a conspicuous role in the war and in the subsequent political clashes and controversies over slavery .
Volume details Davis first experience in battle as an officer of a regiment as well as his initial term as a U S senator He received both praise and criticism for his leadership in Mexico In he returned to Mississippi a wounded hero of national fame refused a brigadier generalship and took his place in the U S Senate .
There are several items of correspondence with Zachary Taylor that shed light on Taylor s attitude toward the proposed nomination that would lead to his election as president in Davis first wife was Taylor s daughter and in spite of political and family differences the two men maintained a close friendship In a major speech in July Davis protested the formal prohibition of slavery from the Oregon Territory he then voted for the Senate s compromise bill on Oregon .
Volume of The Papers of Jefferson Davis includes letters to and from Davis his speeches in chronological order and other documents further illuminating Davis character opinions philosophy and personal relationships as well as continuing the development of his military caree