Context

Context of "An Olive branch." : The presiding officer of the last "Hartford Convention" states "that when the war broke out he was offered the command of a regiment. That offer he refused by stating that he would sooner carry an 'olive branch' than a sword." Appreciating his devotion to the Southern cause, the rebels have sent the general as a souvenir, an "olive branch," plucked from the veritable tree in Jeff. Davis' garden at Richmond.
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