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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xv. (search)
rarely known to speak of his lost son. The morning following the fire, Robert Lincoln came into his father's office, and said he had a point of law which he wish work. Montgomery Blair told me that when the convention which nominated Mr. Lincoln met at Chicago, there was a hideous painting in the hall which was brought flair that my friend Brady, the photographer, insisted that his photograph of Mr. Lincoln, taken the morning of the day he made his Cooper Institute speech in New - Yn organized movement to bring forward Fremont, as an opposition candidate to Mr. Lincoln, had recently appeared. Mr. Lovejoy was very severe upon it; he said, Any a President. This drew out his indignant condemnation. I tell you, said he, Mr. Lincoln is at heart as strong an anti-slavery man as any of them, but he is compelle is too strong with the masses. For my part, he concluded, I am not only willing to take Mr. Lincoln for another term, but the same cabinet, right straight through.
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xvi. (search)
te at the forthcoming Baltimore Convention. Mr. Lincoln was deeply wounded by these charges. He re York Tribune, which was known not to favor Mr. Lincoln's renomination, entirely exonerating him frd upon Shakspeare, of whom it is well known Mr. Lincoln was very fond. He once remarked, It matterarned had at all times a peculiar charm for Mr. Lincoln's mind, waked up a train of thought I was nThen, unconsciously assuming the character, Mr. Lincoln repeated, also from memory, Richard's solilct by the most famous of modern actors. Mr. Lincoln's memory was very remarkable. With the mult he was elected to Congress about the time Mr. Lincoln's term as representative expired. Yes, sai After a few moments' general conversation, Mr. Lincoln turned to one of them, and said: Your distry Congress upon the State Banks. Now, said Mr. Lincoln, that reminds me of a circumstance that too, we are all right. And just so, I suppose, said Mr. Lincoln, Congress thought of the State Banks!
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xvii. (search)
s would have arisen. The attack on Sumter — commenced by the South-united the North, and made the success of the Confederacy impossible. I shall never forget, he continued, our coming together by special summons that night. Buchanan sat in his arm-chair in a corner of the room, white as a sheet, with the stump of a cigar in his mouth. The despatches were laid before us; and so much violence ensued, that he had to turn us all outof-doors? The day following, by special permission of Mr. Lincoln, I was present at the regular Cabinet meeting. Judge Bates came in first, and, taking a package out of his pocket, said, You may not be aware, Mr. President, that you have a formidable rival in the field. I received this through the mail to-day. He unfolded an immense placard, on which was printed in large letters,--I introduce for President of the United States, Mr. T. W. Smith [I think this was the name], of Philadelphia. The bill then went on to enumerate the qualifications of the
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xviii. (search)
ay following General Grant visited the Army of the Potomac, and upon his return to Washington he made preparations to leave immediately for the West. At the close of a consultation with the President and Secretary of War, he was informed that Mrs. Lincoln expected his presence the same evening at a military dinner she proposed to give in his honor. The General at once responded that it would be impossible for him to remain over,--he must be in Tennessee at a given time. But we can't excuse you, returned the President. It would be the play of Hamlet with Hamlet left out, over again. Twelve distinguished officers, now in the city, have been invited to meet you. I appreciate fully the honor Mrs. Lincoln would do me, replied the General, hesitatingly, knocking the ashes off the end of his cigar; but — time is very precious just now — and — really, Mr. President, I believe I have had enough of the show business! The dinner was given; the twelve officers did full justice to it; but <
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, LXXIV. (search)
little Tad's, I was sitting in Mr. Nicolay's room, about ten o'clock, when Robert Lincoln came in with a flushed face. Well, said he, I have just had a great row wihe President visited the forts and outworks, part of the time accompanied by Mrs. Lincoln. While at Fort Stevens on Monday, both were imprudently exposed,--rifle-bal almost unharmed. I saw no one who appeared to take this more to heart than Mrs. Lincoln, who was inclined to lay the responsibility at the door of the Secretary of s perfectly restored, it was said that Stanton called upon the President and Mrs. Lincoln one evening at the Soldiers' home. In the course of conversation the Secretary said, playfully, Mrs. Lincoln, I intend to have a full-length portrait of you painted, standing on the ramparts at Fort Stevens overlooking the fight! That is very well, returned Mrs. Lincoln, very promptly; and I can assure you of one thing, Mr. Secretary, if I had had a few ladies with me, the Rebels would not have been
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lxxv. (search)
e publication of Dr. Holland's biography of Mr. Lincoln, that he was once engaged in a duel, althou of Oregon, an early and intimate friend of Mr. Lincoln's. Mr. Arnold asked me in the course of conill hardly pass with me, for I happened to be Lincoln's second on the occasion! The facts are thespon getting rid of Shields went directly to Mr. Lincoln with his trouble. Tell Shields, was thf responsible for the verses. The next day Mr. Lincoln left for a distant section to attend court.n a young surgeon, continued Dr. Henry, and Mr. Lincoln desired me accompany him to the point chosefollowed us, coming in upon the party just as Lincoln was clearing up the underbrush which covered It subsequently came in my way to know that Mr. Lincoln himself regarded the circumstance with muche, and was entertained by the President and Mrs. Lincoln for an hour in the parlor. During the convby your side? I do not deny it, replied Mr. Lincoln, with a flushed face; but if you desire my [4 more...]
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lxxvii. (search)
ing of the Chicago Convention of 1860, that Mr. Lincoln came to Norwich to make a political speech.speech just now? I meant every word of it, Mr. Lincoln. Why, an old dyedin-the-wool Democrat, whomuch. The clearness of your statements, Mr. Lincoln; the unanswerable style of your reasoning, of my limited education. That suggests, Mr. Lincoln, an inquiry which has several times been upver put the two things together before. Mr. Lincoln, I thank you for this. It is the most sple defined blue to a blind man. At last I said, Lincoln, you can never make a lawyer if you do not unvelopment of character and genius combined: Mr. Lincoln, your success is no longer a marvel. It isDouglas. Being a little curious to see how Mr. Lincoln would meet him, I introduced him after this fashion:-- Mr. Lincoln, allow me to introduce Mr. L-, a very particular friend of your particular ticians in respect to the slavery question, Mr. Lincoln, may I say one thing to you before we separ[2 more...]
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
final criticism of the painting, 353; farewell words, 354. Lincoln, Robert, 45, 300. Lincoln, Tad, 44, 91, 92, 293, 300. Lincoln, WilLincoln, Tad, 44, 91, 92, 293, 300. Lincoln, Willie, 44, 116. Lovejoy, Hon. Owen, 14, 17, 18, 20, 47, 57, 157. Lincoln's Stories. General Scott and Jones the sculptor, 34; great men, 3Lincoln, Willie, 44, 116. Lovejoy, Hon. Owen, 14, 17, 18, 20, 47, 57, 157. Lincoln's Stories. General Scott and Jones the sculptor, 34; great men, 37; Daniel Webster, 37, 131; Thad. Stevens, 38; a little more light and a little less noise, 49; tax on state banks, 53; Andy Johnson and ColoLincoln's Stories. General Scott and Jones the sculptor, 34; great men, 37; Daniel Webster, 37, 131; Thad. Stevens, 38; a little more light and a little less noise, 49; tax on state banks, 53; Andy Johnson and Colonel Moody, 102; chin fly, 129; Secretary Cameron's retirement, 138; Wade and Davis' manifesto, 145; second advent, 147; nothing but a noise, er, 71; on Equestrian Statues, 71; on Emancipation, 72; on Mr. Lincoln, 81; Seward and Lincoln, 290; the last interview, 290; first knowlLincoln, 290; the last interview, 290; first knowledge of the President's death, 291. Seymour, General, 48. Shakspeare, 49, 115, 150, 162. Shannon, Hon., Thomas, 147, 148. Sherman, General, 233. Shields and Lincoln, 302. Simmons, Pollard, 111. Sinclair, 16, 48. Sizer, Nelson, 134. Slave Map, 215. Smith, Frank
usual manner. In the morning his son, Captain Robert Lincoln, breakfasted with him. The young man hand fame, was then comparatively unheralded. Lincoln was fond of the drama. Brought up in a proviing to him; but he yielded to the wishes of Mrs. Lincoln and went. They took with them Miss Harris Booth presented a card to him, stating that Mr. Lincoln had sent for him, and was permitted to pas arm-chair. Next to him, on the right, sat Mrs. Lincoln. A little distance to the right of both, Mne at her left, and a little in the rear of Mrs. Lincoln, who, intent on the play, was leaning forwa-mad avenger. W. O. Stoddard, in his Life of Lincoln, says: It was as if there had been a death ich was draped in mourning. The death of Mr. Lincoln was an indescribable shock to his fellow coe bright spring sky, gazing upon his coffin. Lincoln's own words over the dead at Gettysburg came t to enter in. In a discourse delivered on Lincoln on the 23d of that month, Henry Ward Beecher [3 more...]
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 16: (search)
examination was made into the condition of affairs on these two waterways. The earlier candidates named for the Republican nomination in 1884 were Logan, Robert Lincoln, President Arthur, James G. Blaine, ex-Senator Conkling, General Grant, and Governor Foster, of Ohio; but when the convention met, in Chicago, June 3, 1884, ted until the morning of December 22, when a paroxysm of excruciating pain seized him in the arms and about the heart. Greatly alarmed, the doctors called in Doctor Lincoln to confer with them. Up to this time the general's mind had been very clear. I never left him for a moment while he was confined to his bed, and through all of this time he seemed perfectly rational, but I noticed that, although he recognized Doctor Lincoln, after the doctors left the room for consultation his mind wandered. From that moment until his brave spirit took its flight at three P. M. on Sunday, December 26, 1886, while Bishop John P. Newman stood beside his bed praying
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