Write an essay in which you discuss the Hampton Roads Conference on February 3, 1865. What was Horace Greeley’s role in bringing the conference about? Why did both the Davis and the Lincoln governments have a concern about the situation in Mexico; and what did Montgomery Blair suggest be done about it? Who participated in the conference? What points were discussed? What was the outcome of the conference in terms of Jefferson Davis’ reaction and the reactions of the Confederate and American congresses to the decisions reached there? Finally, what does the very occurrence of this meeting say about American acknowledgement of the Confederacy’s existence?
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