Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
William Lowndes Yancey (181463)
The man and the hour have met.
WILLIAM YANCEY, introducing Jefferson Davis, president-elect of the Confederacy, in Montgomery, Alabama, February 16, 1861. Attributed to Yancey by the biographers of Davis, including Hudson Strode, Jefferson Davis, vol. 1, p. 407 (1955).