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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1822
AUTHOR: William Lowndes Yancey (1814–63)
QUOTATION: The man and the hour have met.
ATTRIBUTION: 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).