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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography 14 0 Browse Search
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nators were Sumner, Wade, Chandler, Morton, Fessenden, Conkling, Morgan, Sherman, Morrill, Voorhees, Trumbull, Anthony, and Wilson. In the House were Garfield, Colfax, Butler, Brooks, Bingham, Blaine, Shellabarger, Wilson, Allison, Cullom, Logan, Ames, Hooper, Washburne, Boutwell, Randall, and Voorhees. Such men were earnest, thoughtful, patriotic and keenly alive to the interests of the country. They allowed nothing to pass that was in any sense questionable. February 10, 1869, was a mem, his most intimate friend, vied with Mr. Sumner in dinner-giving and in the choosing of brilliant people. The Frelinghuysens, with three lovely young ladies in the house, General and Mrs. Butler with their charming daughter Blanche, afterward Mrs. Ames, were delightful hosts who enjoyed having their friends. General and Mrs. Grant, Admiral and Mrs. Porter, and very many more gave superb dinners and receptions that were no less resplendent than those given every winter since. There was a ch
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 11: (search)
account of her wonderful musical genius. Every evening our parlors were crowded with friends who came to enjoy her music. General Logan on his entrance into the Senate was made chairman of the military committee, greatly to the disgust of General Ames, who had been chairman of that committee prior to General Logan. General Logan was also second on the committee on judiciary, second on the committee on appropriations, and second on the committee on privileges and elections. The amount of woo were not assisting in the reception accompanied their husbands and sustained themselves admirably as representative American women. In the throng there were such distinguished persons as Gail Hamilton-Mrs. Blaine's cousin-Sydney Hyde, Mary Clemmer Ames, Miss Foote, John W. Forney, Ben Perley Poore, and many other representatives of literary circles, while Senators Fenton, Conkling, Chandler, Bayard, Morton, Ferry, Howard, Drake, Carpenter, Thurman, Edmunds, Frelinghuysen, Fessenden, Willi
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 12: (search)
orace White, Mr. Sheehan, of the Chicago Times; Murat Halstead, L. A. Gobright, E. B. Wight, George A. Townsend, J. Russell Young, subsequently librarian of the Congressional Library, W. Scott Smith, Eli Perkins, Charles Lanman, Don Piatt, Ben Perley Poore, E. V. Smalley, Mark Twain, Frederick Douglass, and a host of correspondents who have made enviable reputations in their calling. Among the women reporters who wielded influential pens as correspondents of important newspapers were Mary Clemmer Ames, Mrs. Lippincott, Mrs. H. M. Barnum, Mrs. Olivia Briggs, Mrs. Coggswell, Mrs. and Miss Snead, and Miss Mary E. Healey. General Grant soon nominated his cabinet, retaining those who had served during his first term, with the exception of the Secretary of the Treasury. The members of the cabinet were: Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State; William A. Richardson, Secretary of the Treasury; W. W. Belknap, Secretary of War; George M. Robeson, Secretary of the Navy; Columbus Delano, Secreta
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 15: (search)
at the convention to be held in May, General Logan and I were kept busy day and night. The intervening months were devoted to the election of delegates in all the States; and I may be mistaken, but I think that more attention was devoted to the character of these delegates than is done at the present time. On my own Thursdays at home during this winter the callers were numerous, including such well-known people as Vinnie Ream, the sculptor (now Mrs. Hoxie, wife of General Hoxie); Mary Clemmer Ames, Mrs. Claflin, Mrs. Ramsay, Mrs. James G. Blaine, the wife of the German ambassador, wives of members of the Supreme Court, cabinet, Senate, House of Representatives, and many others. On Saturday, February 7, we went to Mrs. Hayes's last Saturday-afternoon reception. We were courteously escorted by one of the ushers through the blue room by a circuitous route, and enjoyed seeing the stirring masses of people surge through the rooms. On February g we went to the reception tendered by
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 16: (search)
John B. Henderson, wife of ex-Senator Henderson of Missouri, one of the most remarkable women of her time, Miss Taylor, Mrs. Beale, wife of General Beale, Mrs. Hill, wife of Senator Hill of Colorado, Miss Edith Harlan, Miss Schurz, Mrs. Schofield, wife of General Schofield, Mrs. Lord, Mrs. Shellabarger, wife of Judge Shellabarger, Mrs. Waite, wife of Chief Justice Waite, and Miss Waite, Mrs. Don Cameron, Mrs. Dahlgren, Mrs. and Miss Blaine, Mrs. Jewett, Mrs. John Davis, Olivia Briggs, Mary Clemmer Ames, the daughters of Senator Frelinghuysen, Mrs. Vinnie Ream Hoxie, and many of the wives of high officials, who were women of decided ability and rare accomplishments. Under President Arthur foreign relations were conducted by Secretary Frelinghuysen in a friendly spirit. President Arthur favored reform in the civil service, but vetoed the Chinese bill and the bill making appropriations for rivers and harbors. The President convened the Senate on October 10, 1881, after President G
Left behind. by Mary Clemmer Ames. Oh! hear the music-coming, coming up the street! Oh! hear the muffled marching of swift on-coming feet! Oh! hear the choral drum beat — the bugle piercing sweet! Our volunteers are coming, coming up the street; Throw open wide the windows, beloved ones to greet-- We're ready waiting, eager, our bonny boy to meet. Our volunteers are coming! They've lived through every fray-- Through marching, through fighting, through fever's cruel prey-- To be mustered out of service, the gallant boys today! Your tattered battle-banner, unfurl it in the air! I'm seeking one beneath it — I'll know him, bronzed or fair: Oh! glad returning faces, our darling is not there! The trumpets clash exultant, the bayonets flash me blind, And still my eyes are seeking the one I cannot find; Oh! tell me true, his comrades, have you left our boy behind? Say, soldiers, did you leave him upon the battle-plain, Where fiendish shell and canister pour fierce their fiery r
Our Volunteer. by Mary Clemmer Ames, We gather round the twilight hearth, Beneath the evening's pallid flame; And softening every sound of mirth, We murmur the beloved name. We try to still the voice of care, And cheerily say: “One year to-day The dulcet drum and bugle blare Allured our darling far away.” And stifling back the crowding tear, We murmur, while our prayers ascend: “Our Father's saved the boy a year-- He'll surely save him to the end.” His grand dog smooths sad, drooping ears Along my hand, in mute regret; His wistful eyes half read my fears-- “Old Boy, you miss your master yet!” The ringing voice, the eye of fire, The lithe young form, the step of pride, That once made all your heart's desire, Old pet, they're sundered from you wide. Your gay bark in the hunt is hushed-- A dearer meaning now you take, As every thing his hand has touched Is cherished sacred for his sake. Ah! does he think of home to-night, And how we sit and.talk of him-- Repeat his w
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 45: an antislavery policy.—the Trent case.—Theories of reconstruction.—confiscation.—the session of 1861-1862. (search)
of humiliation. The novelty of the subject added to the attractions of the speaker in drawing to the Senate a large and distinguished audience. The galleries were filled; Chase and Cameron of the Cabinet, and the foreign ministers (except Lord Lyons, whom etiquette kept away), were on the floor. The senators, who in ordinary debates were much engaged in writing, apparently negligent of what was said, turned towards Sumner's seat and listened while he spoke for nearly two hours. Mrs. Mary Clemmer Ames gave an account of the scene in the Springfield Republican. He did not once name Mason and Slidell, but spoke of them as the two old men, citizens of the United States, and for many years senators,—arrogant, audacious, persistent, perfidious,—one author of the Fugitive Slave bill, and the other chief author of the filibustering system which has disgraced our national name and disturbed our national peace. His main position was that neither Mason and Slidell, not being persons in mil
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 56: San Domingo again.—the senator's first speech.—return of the angina pectoris.—Fish's insult in the Motley Papers.— the senator's removal from the foreign relations committee.—pretexts for the remioval.—second speech against the San Domingo scheme.—the treaty of Washington.—Sumner and Wilson against Butler for governor.—1870-1871. (search)
k (Neb.), Caldwell (Kan.), Corbett (Oreron), Schurz (Mo.), Boreman (W. Va.), Kobertson (S. C.), Spencer (Ala.), Gilbert (Fla.). The nays were Hamlin (Maine), Edmunds (Vt.), Conkling (N. Y ), Frelinghuysen (N. J.), Scott (Penn.), J. Hill (Ga.), Morton Ind.), Harlan (Iowa) Howe (Wis.), Carpenter (Wis.), Chandler (Mich.), Ferry (Mich.), Pomeroy (Kan.), Nye (Nev.), Stewart (Nev.), Ramsey (Minn.), Lewis (Va.), Brownlow (Tenn.), Pool (N. C.), Sawyer (S C.), Osborn (Fla.), West (La.), Kellogg (La.), Ames (Miss.), Flanagan (Texas), Cole (Col.). Some reports put Hamilton (Texas) in place of Flanagan (Texas), and Pratt (Ind.) in place of J. Hill (Ga.); but Pratt's eulogy on Sumner, April 27, 1874, makes it improbable that he favored Sumner's removal. Those reported as speaking in the caucus for the removal were Nye. Hamlin, Stewart, Conkling, Howe, Edmunds, and Carpenter,—the last named making the longest speech. Those reported as speaking against the removal were Wilson, Schurz, Fenton, Sherm
Edward L. Pierce, Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner: volume 4, Chapter 57: attempts to reconcile the President and the senator.—ineligibility of the President for a second term.—the Civil-rights Bill.—sale of arms to France.—the liberal Republican party: Horace Greeley its candidate adopted by the Democrats.—Sumner's reserve.—his relations with Republican friends and his colleague.—speech against the President.—support of Greeley.—last journey to Europe.—a meeting with Motley.—a night with John Bright.—the President's re-election.—1871-1872. (search)
n, drew from him a declination, with a statement of his inability to serve; and he was absent from his seat most of the time for two weeks. The committee was constituted in a manner unfriendly to inquiry, with the studied exclusion of its promoters. Hamlin, who had denounced them, was made chairman, while Schurz was refused any place on the committee, although Trumbull and Sumner asked that he should serve on it. The committee, chosen by ballot, consisted of Hamlin, Carpenter, Sawyer, Logan, Ames, Harlan, and Stevenson,—each receiving from fifty-two to thirty-six votes. Schurz received twenty-three, only eleven of which were given by Republican senators, and Trumbull nineteen. The Senate refused the request of Stevenson, the only Democrat chosen, to have Schurz take his place. Sumner was absent at the time, or, as he afterwards stated in the Senate, he would have entered at once his protest against the composition of the committee. The committee's report stated that Sumner would