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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lxviii. (search)
n a certain occasion General McClellan's military capacity. It is doubtless true that he is a good engineer, said the President; but he seems to have a special talent for developing a stationary engine. When Mr. Lincoln handed to his friend Gilbert his appointment as assessor in the Wall Street district, New York, he said: Gilbert, from what I can learn, I judge that you are going upon good missionary ground. Preach God and Liberty to the bulls and bears, and get all the money you can forGilbert, from what I can learn, I judge that you are going upon good missionary ground. Preach God and Liberty to the bulls and bears, and get all the money you can for the government! A gentleman calling at the White House one evening carried a cane, which, in the course of conversation, attracted the President's attention. Taking it in his hand, he said: I always used a cane when I was a boy. It was a freak of mine. My favorite one was a knotted beech stick, and I carved the head myself. There's a mighty amount of character in sticks. Don't you think so? You have seen these fishing-poles that fit into a cane? Well that was an old idea of mine. Do
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
Florida Expedition, 48. Ford. Hon. Thomas. 296. Forney. Colonel. 267. Forrek, Edwin, 114. Frank, Hon. A., 218. Freedmen, 196. Fremont, 47, 220, 221. G. Gamble, Governor, 242. Garfield, General, 240. Garrison, 167. Gilbert, Wall Street Assessor, 255. Goldsborough, Admiral, 240. Grant, General, 56, 57, 265, 283, 292. Greeley, 152. Greene, W. T., 267. Gulliver, Rev. J. B., Reminiscences, 309. H. Halpine, Colonel, 63, 278 Hammond, Surgeon-General, 274, 275 Ha speeches, 248; his own war minister, 249; illustration from Euclid 249; pigeonhearted 250; minneboohoo, 251; Hannibal's wars, 253; reports of committees 253; Brigadier-Generals 254, 260 twelve hundred thousand rebels in the field, 255; Assessor Gilbert, 255; on canes, 256; hogshead illustration., 256; on Missouri Compromise, 257; Statute of Limitations 257; Blondin crossing Niagara, 257; reply to attacks, 255; Chicago Democratic platform, 259; death of John Morgan, 259; case of Franklin W. Smi