Cover

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Frontispiece, Title Page, Copyright

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pp. i-vi

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Introduction

K. Jack Bauer

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pp. vii-x

...glory and public notice, which he exploited to the fullest. During the two and a half years covered by this volume Davis rose from a little-known congressman and former soldier to a genuine war hero and nationally recognized politician. If Davis' acceptance of command of the 1st Mississippi Regiment struck some of his contemporaries as too hasty...

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Acknowledgments

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pp. xi-xvi

...contributed to the preparation of Volume 3. Most have offered assistance far beyond that requested, and we are deeply grateful to all. For continuing support and thoughtful direction by the board of directors and the board of advisory editors we are most appreciative. Likewise, we are indebted to the board of governors, Rice University, for continuing sponsorship...

Editorial Staff

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pp. xvii-xx

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Editorial Method

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pp. xxi-xxiv

...complete letterpress edition was carefully reviewed. Rising production costs dictated a reduction in the total number of volumes as well as substantial changes in the methodology of document selection and annotation. In this and subsequent volumes, items composed by Davis are given preference...

Symbols and Abbreviations

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pp. xxv-xxvi

Repository Symbols

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pp. xxvii-xxviii

Contents

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pp. xxix-xxx

Illustrations

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pp. xxxi-xxxii

Chronology, July 1846–December 1848

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pp. xxxiii-xxxviii

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The Papers of Jefferson Davis

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pp. 1-406

...in accordance with that election. Having received a military education and served a number of years in the line of the army, I felt that my services were due to the country, and believed my experience might be available in promoting the comfort, the safety and efficiency of the Mississippi Regiment in the campaign on which they were about to enter...

APPENDIX I: Undated Items, 1846–48

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pp. 407-415

APPENDIX II: Calendar, July 13, 1846–December 31, 1848

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pp. 416-460

APPENDIX III: Addenda, 1824–46

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pp. 461-464

Sources

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pp. 465-488

Index

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pp. 489-517