ns when I did not wish them.
Lord Granville has been very kind to me. Thorn's balls are truly brilliant, and his house is one of the finest I have ever seen.
People with titles beg for invitations there.
Before the last ball, Lord Brougham, who was in Paris, and of whom I have seen much, wrote me a note,—which I send you for an autograph,—asking me to get him an invitation!
Said Brougham to me the other day, as we were walking arm-in-arm: Ah!
my dear friend, is this like Boston?
Tell Cleveland and Longfellow that we were then in the shadow of Napoleon's Column, in the Place Vendome; and ask them whether they find any thing in Boston like that.
Strange things I may tell of Brougham.
I have talked with him much about our Maine affair.
It shall be discussed!
said he, with an oath, when I told him that all we wanted was to have the subject looked into and studied; but I have written two very long letters to Governor Everett on this subject.
At the request of General Cass, our