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Bristol, Lord, retort to Frederick the Great, Choate, Rufus, the great Massachusetts law-
yer, 80; anecdote of, 81.
Broderick, David C., of California, 23 ; elect Christ Church, Philadelphia, regularly at-
ed Senator, 24; character of, 25; personal tended by President Washington, 261.
and prophetic speech by, 26; return to Christmas in Washington, 231.
California, 27; slain in a put-up duel, 28; Chronicle, Daily and Weekly, Washington
his tragic fate, 316.
journals, 383, 427.
Brown, David Paul, Philadelphia lawyer, Clay, Henry, in Philadelphia, 9; change of
sketch and anecdotes of, 211.
politics, 53 ; delighted in anecdotes, 83 ;
Buchanan James, his diary, 14; inspired an made and retained friends, 146; did not
attack on T. H. Benton, 22; his set of an forgive Buchanan's sharp practice, 181 ;
ecdotes, 62; his twenty years' Presiden bitter retort in the Senate, 182 ; death,
tial candidacy, 67 ; a good secret-keeper, 183 ; a disappointed man, 325 ; with Sig-
74; made few friends, 146; Mr. Clay's nor Blitz, 418.
dislike of, 181 ; Cabinet on the eve of Re Clerk of the House, election of, 32.
bellion, 223 ; Minister to England, 317 ; Clymer, Hiester, an “Old-line Whig," 55.
his Secretary of Legation, 318; an English Cobb, Howell, of Georgia, 40.
Boniface, 319 ; first Presidential aspira Colored Race, able men of the, 337.
tion, 324; successful, 325.
Columbia, District of, 348.
Congressional habits, change in, 321; social
CALHOUN, J. C., change of his politics, 53 ; admixture, 322.
simplicity of his manners, 83.
Conklin, Seth, dies in a just cause, 211.
California, early days of, 314.
Connelly, Harry, famous back-room of, 419;
Cameron, Simon, a ride with, 66 ; another his character and friends, 420.
bottle of Johannisberger, 67 ; proposes to Conrad, Robert T., of Philadelphia, death
arm the negroes, 76.
of, 29; his character and gifts, 31.
Canning, Stratford, in Washington, 311. Constellation, dinner on board of the, 310.
Carey, Henry C., ubiquity of his writings, 98. Contrasts of character, Abraham Lincoln
Matthew, of Philadelphia, 390.
and Andrew Johnson, 165.
Carlyle, Thomas, his French history inspired Cooke, Henry D., first governor of the Dis-
trict of Columbia, 348; his career, 349.
Carroll, Charles, grandson of the signer of Cooper-shop Refreshment Saloon, in Phila-
the Declaration of Independence, 189; a delphia, during the Rebellion, 224.
day with, 190 ; his career, 191; practical Corcoran, W. W., founds the Oak Hill Cem-
anti-slavery convictions, 192.
etery at Georgetown, 184; his bank, 234.
Cartter, Chief Justice, his share in the nom Cox, S. S., his “Buckeye Abroad," 283.
ination of General Grant, 286.
Coyle, John F., 33 ; celebrates the wake of
Cass, General, mistaken for John Guy, 165.
Albert Pike, 274.
Cavendish, Lord Frederick, a reminiscence Crossley, Sir Francis, a public benefactor,
Cushing, Caleb, an amateur editor, 28;
Centenary of 1776, preparing for it, 216. sketch of, 227; his political antecedents,
Changes of political opinions, examples of, 228; his varied endowments and acquire-
in Webster, Buchanan, Clay, Calhoun, 53 ; ments, 229.
in whole States, 54.
Charleston visited by President Washing- | Daily Critic, of Washington, 385.
Dallas, Geo. M., Vice-President under J. K.
Chess Player, the Automaton, 417.
Polk, 63 ; Embassador to England, 64.
Players, enthusiasm of, 417.
Dana, Richard H., 300.
Childs, George W., his Public Ledger, 429, Davis, Henry Winter, our “Rupert of De-
430; his generosity, 431.
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
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
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
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-
GALES & SEATON, of the National Intelli-
Geary, John W., anti-slavery Governor of
Gibson, Chief Justice, 214; and Signor Blitz,
417; on D. P. Brown, 214.
Girard, Francis J., a versatile journalist,
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
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, 312.
Simeon M., 302.
Jones, J. Glancy, defeat of, 120.
Journalism in Washington, 104.
Journalizing, advantages of, 15.
KANSAS, maltreatment of, 15.
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-
“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-
Mrs., in the White House, 312.
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.
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.
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 Califorria as a free State, 58; his D.C., 184.
“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.
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-
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 ;
Washington's daily life in, 261; old thea-
Mirabeau, death of, 399.
très 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-
acter of, 12; distrust of James Bu-
Moore, Frank, his Rebellion Record, 329.
Moran, Benjamin, Secretary of United States
Mrs. Franklin, in the White House,
Legation in London, 36.
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, 1972
Polk, James K., Presidency of, 22.
Mrs. J. K., in the White House, 312.
Porter, General Andrew, his command in
Prentice, George D., journalist and poet, 76,
Presidential election, comic side of, 327 ;
satiric writers in, 327.
Presidential tours originated with Washing-
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
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.
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 ;
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-
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
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,