Editor, Washington (District of Columbia) Sentinel, 1853-1856. United States consul at Liverpool, England, 1857 joined Confederate Army, entered into contract to provide supplies for army. Sent to Canada on mission to arrange for exchange of cotton for bacon, also to make some secret diplomatic representations to Northern men of influence, 1864.
Included in “wanted” list of Union Government during war, accused of complicity in plot to murder Lincoln, charges dropped.
Born June 8, 1820