LOL...Martin, I suspect you too have read "Jefferson Davis, American" by William J. Cooper Jr. Said to be the definitive biography on Mr. Davis. My My, the stuff we Unionist read. Bet Paul's read it too. Though Lord Napier and William Hardee and Sumner are mentioned as coming often, the two who came every day from the political world were Clement C. Clay of Alabama and William Henry Seward of New York. Bet Seward being there while Davis was flat on his back gave him the inspiration to get up.lol. Varina Davis, political differences aside, would appear to have a liking for W.H.Seward. Even in the aftermath of 1865, she said of his visits to Davis during his illness that Seward had an "earnest, tender interest" in Davis condition and it was "unmistakably genuine."