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ACTORS. Influence of, 271.

Baltimore, eventful occurrences in, 160; fire
sidams, Charles Francis, 48.

ing on the Massachusetts troops, 225.
Family, 48; English descent, 354. Baltimore American, loyalty of, 159.
Henry, monument of, 354.

Banks, Nathaniel P., elected Speaker, 379.
President John, 48 ; Jefferson's Barnum's Hotel, Baltimore, exciting scene
character of, 392.

at, 158.
Mrs. John, her social tastes, 304. Barnum, Zenos, his kind interest in Mr.
John Quincy, Journal of, 14 ; on his Sumner, 159 ; his hotel closed and re-

closing years, 48; opposes annex- opened by authority, 161.
ation of Texas, 51; knew the value Barton, G. W., of Lancaster, 29; character
of wit, 83 ; made few personal of his eloquence, 30.
friends, 146; Seward's Life of, 353 ; Bayley, Thomas H., of Virginia, 57.

early letter from, 355; diary of, 356. Benjamin, Judah P., 57.
Mrs. John Quincy, 311.

Bennett, James Gordon, relations with Hen.
J. Q., Jr., an “Old-line Whig" ry Wikoff, 366; with President Buchan-
Democrat, 54.

an, 367.
Agassiz, Professor, 299.

Benton, Thomas H., as an amateur news-
Aged Publicists, 95.

paper writer, 21; anecdote of, 22.
Allibone, S. Austin, his Dictionary of Au- Biddle, Charles J., of Philadelphia, press
thors, 430.

banquet to, 71.
Amateur Editors: James Buchanan, Thos. Bingham, Mrs., her quarrel with Manager

H. Benton, J. S. Black, and Caleb Cush- Wigfall, 269.
ing, 21.

Binney, Horace, his culogy on John Ser.
Ammen, Commodore, puts down a mutiny geant, 198; his public life, 201.
at sea, 297

Black, Jeremiah S., as a newspaper writer,
Anti-Romanist Oratory, 131.
“Arkansas Traveler," a piece of domestic Blair & Rives, of the Washington press,
poetry, 85.

Arlington Heights, latest repose in, 91. Blitz, Signor Antonio, his forty years in the
Art in America, 219.

New World, 413 ; autobiography of a
Astor House, New York, symposia at, 70. conjurer, 414; anecdotes from, 416.
Autography of Publicists, 421.

Boker, George H., his introduction to Mr.
Automaton Chess Player and Trumpeter, Lincoln, 264; his patriotic poetry, 266.

Booth, John Wilkes, assassinates President

Lincoln, 40.
BAKER, E. D. B., scene in the Senate with Boston, local government of, 348.

Breckinridge, 43 ; his political predictions, Brady, James T., 71.
46; his adopted citizenship and true pa- Breckinridge, John C., his career and char-
triotism, 49; won and retained friends, 146. acter, 41; scene with Senator E. D. Baker,
poem by, 285.

42; with a South Carolina Hotspur, 284.



Bristol, Lord, retort to Frederick the Great,

Broderick, David C., of California, 23 ; elect-

ed Senator, 24; character of, 25; personal
and prophetic speech by, 26; return to
California, 27; slain in a put-up duel, 28;

his tragic fate, 316.
Brown, David Paul, Philadelphia lawyer,

sketch and anecdotes of, 211.
Buchanan James, his diary, 14; inspired an

attack on T. H. Benton, 22; his set of an-
ecdotes, 62 ; his twenty years' Presiden-
tial candidacy, 67 ; a good secret-keeper,
74; made few friends, 146; Mr. Clay's
dislike of, 181; Cabinet on the eve of Re-
bellion, 223; Minister to England, 317 ;
his Secretary of Legation, 318 ; an English
Boniface, 319 ; first Presidential aspira-
tion, 324; successful, 325.

Calhoun, J. C., change of his politics, 53 ;

simplicity of his manners, 83.
California, early days of, 314.
Cameron, Simon, a ride with, 66; another

bottle of Johannisberger, 67 ; proposes to

arm the negroes, 76.
Canning, Stratford, in Washington, 311.
Carey, Henry C., ubiquity of his writings, 98.

Matthew, of Philadelphia, 390.
Carlyle, Thomas, his French history inspired

Dickens, 294.
Carroll, Charles, grandson of the signer of

the Declaration of Independence, 189; a
day with, 190; his career, 191; practical

anti-slavery convictions, 192.
Cartter, Chief Justice, his share in the nom-

ination of General Grant, 286.
Cass, General, mistaken for John Guy, 165.
Cavendish, Lord Frederick, a reminiscence

by, 36.
Cemeteries, 183.
Centenary of 1776, preparing for it, 216.
Changes of political opinions, examples of,

in Webster, Buchanan, Clay, Calhoun, 53 ;

in whole States, 54.
Charleston visited by President Washing-

ton, 258.
Chess Player, the Automaton, 417.

Players, enthusiasm of, 417.
Childs, George W., his Public Ledger, 429,

430; his generosity, 431.

Choate, Rufus, the great Massachusetts law

yer, 80; anecdote of, 81.
Christ Church, Philadelphia, regularly at-

tended by President Washington, 261.
Christmas in Washington, 231.
Chronicle, Daily and Weekly, Washington

journals, 383, 427.
Clay, Henry, in Philadelphia, 9; change of

politics, 53 ; delighted in anecdotes, 83 ;
made and retained friends, 146; did not
forgive Buchanan's sharp practice, 181 ;
bitter retort in the Senate, 182 ; death,
183 ; a disappointed man, 325; with Sig-

nor Blitz, 418.
Clerk of the House, election of, 32.
Clymer, Hiester, an “Old-line Whig," 55.
Cobb, Howell, of Georgia, 40.
Colored Race, able men of the, 337.
Columbia, District of, 348.
Congressional habits, change in, 321; sociai

admixture, 322.
Conklin, Seth, dies in a just cause, 211.
Connelly, Harry, famous back-room of, 419;

his character and friends, 420.
Conrad, Robert T., of Philadelphia, death

of, 29; his character and gifts, 31.
Constellation, dinner on board of the, 310.
Contrasts of character, Abraham Lincoln

and Andrew Johnson, 165.
Cooke, Henry D., first governor of the Dis-

trict of Columbia, 348; his career, 349.
Cooper-shop Refreshment Saloon, in Phila-

delphia, during the Rebellion, 224.
Corcoran, W. W., founds the Oak Hill Cem-

etery at Georgetown, 184; his bank, 234.
Cox, S. S., his “Buckeye Abroad," 283.
Coyle, John F., 33 ; celebrates the wake of

Albert Pike, 274.
Crossley, Sir Francis, a public benefactor,

Cushing, Caleb, an amateur editor, 28;

sketch of, 227; his political antecedents,
228; his varied endowments and acquire-
ments, 229.

Daily Critic, of Washington, 385.
Dallas, Geo. M., Vice-President under J. K.

Polk, 63 ; Embassador to England, 64.
Dana, Richard H., 300.
Davis, Henry Winter, our “Rupert of De-

bate,” 302.

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Davis, Jefferson, as a speaker, 58.

Walter, of Maryland, 57.
Dawson, John L., his “Buried Joe San-

ders" story, 274.
Decoration Day in Washington, 91.
Democracy, course and death of, 344.
Democrats in Convention in 1844, 117.
Diaries : of John Quincy Adams, 14; of

James Buchanan, 14.
Dickens, Charles, 294 ; his extensive human-

ity, 400; his Christmas feelings, 401.
Dimitry, Alexander, description of, 279.
D'Orsay, Count, and Louis Napoleon, 368;

his character, 370.
Dougherty, Daniel, his lecture on Oratory,

Douglas, Stephen A., compared with Wash-

ington, 18; anecdote of, 19; mon-
ument to, 20; great extent and
variety of general information,
21; supports annexation of Tex-
as, 51 ; retained friends, 146; at
the outbreak of the Civil War,
225; his western tour, 225; dies
at Chicago, 226; overborne by
the South, 325; a defeated Pres-
idential candidate, 362 ; his sons,


Mrs. Stephen A., 307.
Douglass, Frederick, on the Decoration Day,

92; a great orator, 337.

Forrest, Edwin, Clay's apology to, 10; at

the Astor House, 70; Sympathy with the
Union, 76; at the Mills House, 77 ; letter

from, 425.
Forrest Letter, use made of, 13; statement

relating to, 35.
Forney, John W., elected Clerk of the

House, 32 ; “Mazeppa” speech by, 33 ;
letter from, at opening of the Thirty-fourth
Congress, 109; edits Washington Union,
110; retires from, 194; solid compliment

to, as Clerk of the House, 381.
Franklin, Dr., his indignant reply to Lord

Howe, 393.
Frederick the Great and Lord Bristol, 265.
Freedman's Savings Bank, in Washington,

Fremont, John C., explores California, 314;

opposed by T. B. Benton, 22.
Freneau, Philip, extract from his satirical

verses, 239

ELDER, Dr., anecdote told by, 16.
Ellet, Mrs. Mary, a nonogenarian, 221.
European cities, how governed, 348.
Evening Star, of Washington, 385.
Ewing, George W., Indian Agent, a let-

ter from, revealing the Slocum romance,

Executive Session of the United States Sen-

ate, 72.

GALES & SEATON, of the National Intelli-

gencer, 109.
Geary, John W., anti-slavery Governor of

Kansas, 32.
Gibson, Chief Justice, 214; and Signor Blitz,

417; on D. P. Brown, 214.
Girard, Francis J., a versatile journalist,


College, 407.
Globe, The Congressional, 105.
Grant, General U. S., letter to, from Secreta-

ry Stanton, on the capture of Rich-
mond, 186; story of his first nomi-
nation for President, 287; his dis-
inclination, 288; his character re-

sembles Washington's, 340.

Mrs. U.S., in the White House, 312.
Greeley, Horace, 69; his Log Cabin and

Tribune, 328; his solid friendship, 374;
Sumner's tribute to, 397 ; last interview

with, 398.
Guy, John, of Baltimore, and General Lewis

Cass, anecdote of, 165.
Gwin, Senator W.M., of California, 314.

FAIRMOUNT Park, Philadelphia, proposed

statues of Pennsylvania worthies in, 218;

Art Gallery in, 406.
Faulkner, Charles James, of Virginia, 57.
Felton, Samuel M., his narrative of Mr. Lin-

coln's escape from assassination, 248.
Fiction, truth in, 293.
Fillmore, Millard, and Signor Blitz, 417.
Fitzgerald, Thomas, his pictures, 98.

Hall, Dr. J. C., of Washington, his anec-

dote of President Jackson, 189.
Handwriting of public men, 421.
Harper's Weekly, pictorial satire in, 329.

Harrison, Joseph, Jr., of Philadelphia, 404;

railwayism in Russia, 405 ; his patronage

of art, 406.
Hart, Emmanuel B., of New York, 70.
Haskin, John B., 34.
Hickman, John, Stevens's reply to, 37.
Hiester, Isaac E., an “Old-line Whig," 55.
History, falsity in, 293.
Hoffman, David, of Baltimore, 220; receives

a cockade from President Washington,

Holland, Lady, 313.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 300.
Holt, Judge Joseph, vindicates the charac-

ter of Richard M. Johnson, 323.
Hooper, Samuel, of Boston, 300.
Hotels, as they were and are, 164.
Hunter, R. M. T., of Virginia, 57.
Huntington, William S., early death of, 302.

Johnson, Andrew, advocated for the Vice-

Presidency by Mr. Lincoln, 167;
his false step at starting, 177 ; de-
moralizes the Republican party,

Mrs. A., in the White House, 3:2.

Simeon M., 302.
Jones, J. Glancy, defeat of, 120.
Journalism in Washington, 104.
Journalizing, advantages of, 15.

Kansas, maltreatment of, 15.
Know-Nothingism, 135.
Kremer, George, his rebuff of John Ran-

dolph's pedantry, 202.

“Idiot Boy,” recited by E. Forrest, 77.
Illinois Central Railroad, 20.

"Jack Cade," Conrad's drama of, 31.
Jackson, Andrew, recommended James Bu-

chanan for Secretary of State to
President Polk, 63; anecdote of,
65; his patriotism, 280; scene with
an old postmaster, 281; with Mr.
Wright, 283 ; freely characterized

by Thomas F. Marshall, 329.
Mrs. Andrew, in the White House,

James S., of Kentucky, 34 ; his

death on the battle-field, 95.
Jacksonian Democrats, 343.
Jarvis, Russell, an editorial writer, 428.
Jay, John, his notice of theatricals in Phila-

delphia, 269.
Jeannette and Jeannot," ballad of, 84.
Jefferson, Mrs. Martha, her husband's epi-

taph upon, 305.
Thomas, described by an English

traveler, 305; opens the Con-
gressional Session, 306; first
sends a written Message, 306;
one of his receptions, 307; vis-
its the North, 260 ; his charac-
ter of Washington, 390 ; sketch
of European sovereigns, 391 ;
glad to leave office, 392 ; view
of character, 393.

Lancaster Intelligencer and Journal, 25.
Lane, Miss Harriet, in the White House, 312.
Langston, Prof. J. M., his colored law-class

at Howard University, Washington, 180.
Latham, Milton S., of California, 315.
Lawyers, preponderance of, as legislators,

178; education for public life, 179.
Leaders, future political, 351.
Lectures, the era of, 272.
Leland, Charles Godfrey, his Pennsylvania

Dutch verses, 203.
Leslie, Frank, pictorial satire in his Illus-

trated Newspaper, 329.
Levin, Lewis C., founds the Native Ameri-

can Party, 131; his death, 144.
Lewis, Chief Justice, speech by, 432.

Dixon H., of Alabama, 112.

William D., an octogenarian, 97.
Lincoln, Abraham, an original humorist, 38;

his two inaugurations, 39; assas-
sinated, 40; marked individual-
ity of his character and tempera-
ment, 86; his fitness for supreme
office, 166; his liking for Shakes-
peare, 167; some of his short
sentences, 168; his uniform good
temper, 176; raises the national
flag in front of Independence
Hall, 244 ; escape from threat-
ened assassination, 248; passes
through Baltimore, and arrives
in Washington, 255; reply to the
Kentucky Commissioners, 265 ;
fond of the theatre, 272; his hu-

manity, 295.
Mrs., in the White House, 312.

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