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r; we must turn back to its opening year to record an episode of importance to her and to others.
In the autumn of 1861 she went to Washington in company with Governor and Mrs. Andrew, Mr. Clarke and the Doctor, who was one of the pioneers of the Sanitary Commission, carrying his restless energy and indomitable will from camp tMrs. Andrew, Mr. Clarke and the Doctor, who was one of the pioneers of the Sanitary Commission, carrying his restless energy and indomitable will from camp to hospital, from battlefield to bureau.
She longed to help in some way, but felt that there was nothing she could do — except make lint, which we were all doing.
I could not leave my nursery to follow the march of our armies, neither had I the practical deftness which the preparing and packing of sanitary stores demanded.
Somece of Abraham Lincoln, exclaiming, while the tears rolled down his cheeks,--
Sing it again!
(Our mother met Lincoln in 1861, and was presented to him by Governor Andrew.
After greeting the party, the President
seated himself so near the famous portrait of Washington by Gilbert Stuart as naturally to suggest some compar
ution, not sending his voice out. He was much and deservedly glorified by other speakers, and, indeed, his appearance on this occasion was most touching and interesting.
Phillips was very fine; Huntington was careful, polished, and interesting.
Andrew read the resolutions, with a splendid compliment to Chev.
Some months before this, in August, 1866, the Cretans had risen against their Turkish oppressors, and made a valiant struggle for freedom.
From the first the Doctor had been deeply inthe Greek banner, and slept under the Greek stars, wrapped in his shaggy capote.
His appeal in behalf of Crete roused the evergenerous heart of Boston.
Committees were formed, and other meetings were held, among them that just described.
Governor Andrew's splendid compliment to him was given thus:--
I venture, Mr. Chairman, to make one single suggestion — that if all of us were dumb to-night, if the eloquent voices which have stimulated our blood and inspired our hearts had been silent a