Page images
PDF
EPUB

Bristol, Lord, retort to Frederick the Great,

265.
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; social

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,

408.
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.

[blocks in formation]

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,

56.
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,
226.

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,

234.
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,

208.
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,

108.

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,

Johnson, Andrew, advocated for the Vice-

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

286.
Mrs. A., in the White House, 312.

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

221.

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

dolph's pedantry, 202.

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.

“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,

312.
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, 21.
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.

[blocks in formation]

Lloyd, Clinton, his recitation of Pennsylva- | Morris, Robert, his house in Philadelphia,

nia Dutch verses, 203 ; of Lowell's Big- 240.
elow Papers, 204.

Muhlenburg, Henry E., visit to, 66; death
Longevity in Philadelphia, 96.

of, 68.
Longfellow, Henry W., 299.

Municipal Government, 347.
Lovejoy, Owen, of Illinois, 61 ; his death, 62. Murdock, James A., recites T. Buchanan

Read's poems, 331.
McClellan, Dr. George, of Philadelphia, Mutiny suppressed by firmness, 297.

a strong supporter of Henry Clay, 187.
McClellan, General George B., a poet's trib- NATIVE AMERICANS, L. C. Levin, their
ute to, 267.

chief, 131.
McClintock, Dr. Jonas R., of Pittsburgh, a Nelson, General William, his difficulty with
local historian, 88.

James S. Jackson, of Kentucky, 95.
McClure, A. K., of Pennsylvania, his career New England, intelligence of, 301; high cult-
and ability, 326.

ure of, 345.
McCook, General Robert, fine poem on the New-year's Calls, 237 ; President Washing-
murder of, 331.

ton in New York, 238; in Philadelphia, 242.
McDougall, Senator James A., of Califor- Noah, M. M., of New York, 362.

nia, his career and character, 147; his pe- Nye, James W., of Nevada, 396.

culiar eloquence, 148.
McDowell, James, of Virginia, on admis- OAK Hill CEMETERY, at Georgetown,

sion of California as a free State, 58; his D.C., 184.
death, 62.

“Occasional,” of the Philadelphia Press,
McMichael, Morton, 71.

names General Grant for President, 287.
Mackenzie, R. Shelton, his description of Official Secrets, difficulty of keeping, 73.
Albert Pike, 278; of Alexander Dimitry, Officials, information possessed by aged, 296.

Old-line Whigs, 54.
279.
Madison and Jefferson visit the North, 260. Orne, James H., 303.
Madison, Mrs., in the White House, 307.
Maelzel, inventor of the Automaton Chess PARKER, THEODORE, on George Washing-

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

Patriot, The, Washington daily, 383.
Thomas F., his satirical sketch of Patterson, General Robert, 96.
Andrew Jackson, 329.

Pennington, William, elected Speaker, 32.
Mason, James M., 57.

Pennsylvania, Senator Sumner's character
Massachusetts, historians of, 346; what con- of, 345; a local historian of, 346.
stitutes its greatness, 301,

Pennsylvanian, The, Daniel Webster's
“Mazeppa" speech at Coyle's, 33; English speech reported in, 10.
reminiscence of, 36.

Philadelphia, before and after Secession,
Meredith, W. M., of Philadelphia, 385; con- 224; the seat of Congress in, 249; the last-
flict with Thaddeus Stevens, 386.

century belles of, 242; male celebrities of
Mills House, the, on Capitol Hill, 75 ; for- the time, 243 ; Lincoln raises the nation-

merly Chief Justice Marshall's residence, al flag in front of Independence Hall, 244;
8o.

Washington's daily life in, 261; old thea-
Mirabeau, death of, 399.

tres in, 268; Republican National Con-
Missouri Compromise, repeal of, 109.

vention in, 336; Colonial Congress in, 339.
Monroe, Mrs. James, in the White House, Pierce, Franklin, personal and public char-
311.

acter of, 12; distrust of James Bu-
Moore, Frank, his Rebellion Record, 329.

chanan, 13.
Moran, Benjamin, Secretary of United States

Mrs. Franklin, in the White House,
Legation in London, 36.

312.

ton, 18.

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

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

his

person-
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,

327
Presidential election, comic side of, 327 ;

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

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, 1. Daniel, a historian of Pennsylvania,

346.
Rush, Richard, describes Washington's

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

in Washington, 76.

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.

QUEEN, JOHN, his emancipation papers, 206.

RANDOLPH, JOHN, of Roanoke, his duel with

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

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 ; his
“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.

SAVAGE, JOHN, at Albert Pike's Wake,

277.
Savannah visited by President Washington,

259.
Schlomberg, the Automaton Chess Player,

417
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,

426.
Slavery created changes of political opin-

ions, 54
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,

96.

« PreviousContinue »