ng under date of the 17th inst., says:
The President gave his first levee of the season to-night.
The White House was thronged with a brilliant company of citizens and civil and military officers of the Government.
The President, although not wearing that ruddy glow that he had when he first came to Washington from the West, looks quite healthy, and was as pleasant and social as though he had but a single fight on his hands, without another in prospect, as many suppose.
Deputy Marshall Phillips did the introductory to the President.
Mrs. Lincoln never seemed in finer spirits.
She was attired in a light figured silk brocade, elegantly flowered.
Upon her head was a beautiful wreath of flowers, and her fingers sparkled with diamonds and pearls.
Next to the President in attraction was General McClellan.
The moment he entered the house all eyes were fixed upon him. Ladies and gentlemen, civilians and military officers, for the moment forgot the courtesies of the occas