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The Daily Dispatch: November 17, 1863., [Electronic resource], A Grand shoddy wedding in WashingtonJenkins's description of the affair. (search)
th, with the usual addition of a white silk vest. Among the dignitaries of the evening we noticed the President, Abraham Lincoln, together with nearly all the members of the Cabinet--Messrs. Stanton, Bates, and others. Of the foreign ministers there were present Lord Lyons and Count Mercier. The British and French legations were also well represented. The military was represented by Major-Generals Halleck, Auger, McDowell, and other officers of lesser note. Senators Wilson, and Conness, of California, we also noticed during the course of the evening. Hon. Simon Cameron and his two daughters were alike conspicuous among the hosts of guests assembled on the occasion, together with President Garrett and Wm. Prescott Smith. At half-past 11 o'clock the dancing (the Lancers) commenced in the dining room. Miss Kate Chase led off with Hon. R. C. Parsons, ex-Consal to Rio Janeiro, as her partner. The young and beautiful daughter of Gen. McDowell was singled out among the c