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Lloyd, Clinton, his recitation of Pennsylva-

nia Dutch verses, 203 ; of Lowell's Big-

elow Papers, 204.
Longevity in Philadelphia, 96.
Longfellow, Henry W., 299.
Lovejoy, Owen, of Illinois, 61; his death, 62.

Morris, Robert, his house in Philadelphia,

Muhlenburg, Henry E., visit to, 66 ; death

of, 68.
Municipal Government, 347.
Murdock, James A., recites T. Buchanan

Read's poems, 331.
Mutiny suppressed by firmness, 297.

NATIVE AMERICANS, L. C. Levin, their

chief, 131.
Nelson, General William, his difficulty with

James S. Jackson, of Kentucky, 95.
New England, intelligence of, 301; high cult-

ure of, 345.
New-year's Calls, 237 ; President Washing-

ton in New York, 238; in Philadelphia, 242.
Noah, M. M., of New York, 362.
Nye, James W., of Nevada, 396.

Oak Hill CEMETERY, at Georgetown,

D.C., 184.
“Occasional,” of the Philadelphia Press,

names General Grant for President, 287.
Official Secrets, difficulty of keeping, 73.
Officials, information possessed by aged, 296.
Old-line Whigs, 54.
Orne, James H., 303.

McClellan, Dr. George, of Philadelphia,

a strong supporter of Henry Clay, 187.
McClellan, General George B., a poet's trib-

ute to, 267.
McClintock, Dr. Jonas R., of Pittsburgh, a

local historian, 88.
McClure, A. K., of Pennsylvania, his career

and ability, 326.
McCook, General Robert, fine poem on the

murder of, 331.
McDougall, Senator James A.,

' of Califor-
nia, his career and character, 147; his pe-

culiar eloquence, 148.
McDowell, James, of Virginia, on admis-

sion of California as a free State, 58; his

death, 62.
McMichael, Morton, 71.
Mackenzie, R. Shelton, his description of

Albert Pike, 278; of Alexander Dimitry,

Madison and Jefferson visit the North, 260.
Madison, Mrs., in the White House, 307,
Maelzel, inventor of the Automaton Chess

Player, 417.
Marshall, E. C., of California, 315.

Thomas F., his satirical sketch of

Andrew Jackson, 329.
Mason, James M., 57.
Massachusetts, historians of, 346; what con-

stitutes its greatness, 301,
“Mazeppa” speech at Coyle's, 33 ; English

reminiscence of, 36.
Meredith, W. M., of Philadelphia, 335; con-

flict with Thaddeus Stevens, 386.
Mills House, the, on Capitol Hill, 75 ; for-

merly Chief Justice Marshall's residence,

Mirabeau, death of, 399.
Missouri Compromise, repeal of, 109.
Monroe, Mrs. James, in the White House,

Moore, Frank, his Rebellion Record, 329.
Moran, Benjamin, Secretary of United States

Legation in London, 36.

PARKER, THEODORE, on George Washing-

ton, 18.
Patriot, The, Washirgton daily, 383.
Patterson, General Robert, 96.
Pennington, William, elected Speaker, 32.
Pennsylvania, Senator Sumner's character

of, 345; a local historian of, 346.
Pennsylvanian, The, Daniel Webster's

speech reported in, 1o.
Philadelphia, before and after Secession,

224; the seat of Congress in, 249; the last-
century belles of, 242 ; male celebrities of
the time, 243 ; Lincoln raises the nation-
al flag in front of Independence Hall, 244;
Washington's daily life in, 261; old thea-
tres in, 268; Republican National Con-

vention in, 336; Colonial Congress in, 339.
Pierce, Franklin, personal and public char-

acter of, 12; distrust of James Bu-

chanan, 13.
Mrs. Franklin, in the White House,


Pike, Albert, the Wake of, 274; his “ Fine

Arkansas Gentleman," 275 ; his speech,
276; his own death song, 277 ;


al appearance, 278.
Plantation patois, the, 194; eminent speak-

ers using it, 197.
Polk, James K., Presidency of, 22.

Mrs. J. K., in the White House, 312.
Porter, General Andrew, his command in

Mexico, 292.
Prentice, George D., journalist and poet, 76,

Presidential election, comic side of, 327;

satiric writers in, 327.
Presidential tours originated with Washing-

ton, 261.
Presidents' wives, 304.
Press, the Government, in Washington, 104;

Thomas Ritchie, 106.
Press, The Philadelphia, its conflict with

pro-slavery Democracy, 120; names Gen-
eral Grant for President, 287; with Presi-

dent Buchanan, 363.
Pryor, Roger A., a prisoner-guest, 38; as an

orator, 57
Public Ledger, 427; its early history, 428;

present position of, 429.
Public Printing, the, formerly a job, 384.
Purvis, Robert, of Byberry, his interesting

experiences, 205 ; a representative man,
337 ; an ornament to any circle, 339.

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QUEEN, JOHN, his emancipation papers, 206.


RANDOLPH, John, of Roanoke, his duel with

Henry Clay, 181.
Rawle, William, Philadelphia lawyer, his re-

Religion in politics, 145.
Republican National Convention in Phila.

delphia, 336.
Reyburn, Dr. W. P., anecdote related by,

290; what a cavalry charger did, 292.
Ritchie, Thomas, journalist, sketch of, 107.
Rives, John C., of the Washington Globe,

anecdote of, 395.
Roberts, Marshall O., New York, 69.
Royall, Annie, newspaper satirist and nov-

elist, 115.
Rupp, I. Daniel, a historian of Pennsylvania,

Rush, Richard, describes Washington's

opening of Congress, 262.
Russell, William H., Times correspondent

in Washington, 76.

SAVAGE, John, at Albert Pike's Wake,

Savannah visited by President Washington,

Schlomberg, the Automaton Chess Player,

Scott, Colonel T. A., of Pennsylvania Cen-

tral Railroad, 99; Assistant Secretary of
War, 101; his business rapidity of action,

103 ; his habits, 104.
Seaver, William A., of New York, 70.
Sergeant, John, of Philadelphia, 197; a mod-

erate fee, 199.
Seward, William H., sustains President An-

drew Johnson, 286; defeated at Chicago
by A. Lincoln, 326; as a biographer, 353 ;

death of, 372.

Shunk, Francis R., Governor of Pennsylva-

nia, 68.
Sickles, Daniel E., 69; Secretary of Legation

in England, 318; his mission to Spain,

Slavery created changes of political opin-

ions, 54

lations with D. P. Brown, 213.
Rawlins, John A., President Grant's friend-

ship for, 288.
Read, T. Buchanan, early death of, 330; his
patriotic poem,
“We Swear,” 331 ;

“New Pastoral,” 333 ;

“The Apostro-
phe,” 335-
Reade, Charles, a realistic romancist, 56.
Reed, William B., editing James Buchan-

an's Diary, 14; a fine political writer, 55;

verses by, 82.
Reeder, Andrew H., Governor of Kansas,

13 ; removed by President Pierce, 32 ; in
Congress, 110.

Slidell, John, reply to by Robert J. Walker,

121; his secession speech, 152 ; his life

and death, 156.
Slocum, Frances, a Wilkesbarre child, her

life among the Indians, 208; marries and

grows old in the tribe, 209.
Smith, Gerritt, of New York, 151.

long-lived family of, in Philadelphia,



Texas, annexation of, opposed by J. Q. Ad-

ams, 48; supported by Stephen A. Doug-

las, 51.

Thompson, Chief Justice James, of Penn-

sylvania, 83,
John R., of New Jersey, a strong

Unionist, 42.
Toombs, Robert, of Georgia, the stormy pet-

rel of debate, 58.
Traveling forty years ago, 162.

UNCONSCIOUS courage, anecdote of, 290.
Union, a former Washington journal, 107.
Utility, the Age of, 352.

Van Buren, John, a dinner-table despot, 70.

Martin, had few realfriends, 146.
Victoria, Queen, Sully's portrait of, 97.

WALKER, ROBERT J., anti-slavery Governor

of Kansas, 32; at the Baltimore Conven-
tion, 118; his career, 119; sent to Europe
by President Lincoln, 121; writes in the

London Times, 121.
Walsh, Mike, of New York, 113.
Ward, Sam, of Washington, a courteous au-

tocrat of the dinner-table, 394.
Washington, George, at the Mills House,

Washington, 80; at table,

Presidential tour
through the South, 257; his
traveling carriage, 257 ; his
daily life in Philadelphia,
261 ; how he opened Con-
gress, 262; domestic habits
of, 262; at the Philadelphia
theatre, 270; letter to Mat-
thew Carey, 390; his char-

acter by Jefferson, 391.
Mrs., in Philadelphia, 261 ;

her person and dress, 263 ;
her disinclination for grand

entertainments, 304.
Thirty years ago, 231; its ad-

vance into a great city, 233 ;
Freedmen's Savings Bank
in, 234; municipal govern-
ment of, 348; a newspaper

sepulchre, 382.
Washington Sunday Morning Chronicle,



Smith, William Prescott, of Baltimore, 538;

character and accomplishments of, 359.
Social Reminiscences of Washington, 273.
Soulé, Pierre, on the Compromise Meas-

ures, 2; character of, 57.
Scuth, brilliant rhetoric of the, 57.
Southern Congressmen, 57; institutions, 17;

slaveholders, grotesque manners and hab-

its of, 194.

Speaker, election of, 32, 375; speeches at,

376 et seq.; high compliment to J. W. For-

ney, 381.
Stanton, Edwin M., 76; his position and ac-

tion as War Minister, 185; letter
to Gen. Grant on the taking of
Richmond, 186 ; his friendship
for D. E. Sickles, 425 ; on his

death-bed, 426.

Fred. P., Secretary of Kansas, 119.
Steam-traveling, 162.
Stebbins, Colonel, of New York, 69.
Stetson, Charles, of the Astor House, 68.
Stevens, Thaddeus, anecdotes of, 37; his

relations with George Wolf, 281; attacked
the Masonic order and joined the Know-

Nothings, 386.
Still, Peter, story of, 210.

William, his Under-ground Railroad

record, 204.
Stockton, Commodore, his wager with James

Buchanan, 74.
Stormy Session, a, 109; two months' delay

over election of Speaker, 110; Nathaniel P.

Banks chosen by a majority of three, 111.
Story, Mr. Justice, and Annie Royall, 115.
Sullivan, John T., of Washington, general

hospitality of, 64.
John T. S., college-mate of Charles

Sumner, 71.
Sully, Thomas, the artist, 97.
Sumner, Charles, refinement of his tastes,

83 ; in peril at Baltimore, 158; his opinion

of Pennsylvania, 346.
Sumter, firing upon, opens the Civil War, 158.
Superior City stock, speculation in, 19.
Swain, William M., anecdote of, 365.
Swift, John, Ex-Mayor of Philadelphia, 9.

Taine, HENRI A., on biography, 411.
Terry, David S., kills Senator Broderick in

a duel, 28.

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Washington Union, organ of President

Pierce, 110.
Webster, Daniel, Tariff speeches of, 10; on

the Presidential nomination, 11; change
of politics, 54; defeated by Winfield Scott,
80; appreciation of humor, 83; death, 183;

his retort to Signor Blitz, 417.
Weed, Thurlow, 69.
Westward Ho! 357.
Wharton, George M., an “Old-line Whig,"

Wikoff, Henry, his devotion to Louis Napo-

leon, 366; visits the prisoner of Ham, 369.
Wilkes, Captain, of the San Jacinto, cap-

tures Mason and Slidell at sea, 156.

Wilkins, Judge William, of Pennsylvania,

87; character of, 88; his mental trial of

Jefferson Davis, 89.
Wilson, Henry, of Massachusetts, 341 ; his

character and talents, 342.
William J., Cashier of Freedman's

Savings Bank in Washington,

Wise, Henry A., opposes Know-Nothing-

ism, 135; his public life, 144; Governcr

of Virginia, 145.
Wits in Congress, 83.
Wright, Frances (Madame Frances d'Arus-

mont), her socialistic theories, 115.
Silas, a great logician, 83.


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