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The Daily Dispatch: January 3, 1862., [Electronic resource], The White-House at Washington — an interesting description. (search)
dent of the New York Herald, thus describes the White-House at Washington, its furniture, &c. It will be seen that strong suspicions are thrown out in the article against Mr. Buchanan's honesty, in appropriating to himself property which belonged to the Rump Government. Our readers will find it very interesting: The President's house once more assumes the appearance of comfort and comparative beauty. Two coats of pure white paint on the outside renew its right to be designated the "White-House." The interior, during the last six months, has been thoroughly cleansed and almost entirely re-ornamented. Very little new furniture has been introduced, as much of the old is substantial, having been procured in the time of Monroe, and is not only valuable on that account, but is really very handsome, from its antique style. Much of this old furniture, however, has been revarnished, and the chairs have been cushioned and covered with rich crimson satin brocatelle, tufted and laid in f
300,000. The prisoners and wounded are obdurate, insert and ... action. Colonel Platt's regiment, it is said, did not suffer so severely as was reported by the first dispatches. This gentleman also reports that while he was in Baltimore a dispatch passed over the wires to the War Department, which, from his knowledge of the machinery and working of the telegraph, he believed to be "McClellan has commenced bombarding Richmond, and the city was burning" These officers left White-House at 11 A. M., on Saturday, at which time there was a cessation of hostilities, and reached Baltimore en route to New York, at 5 A. M. on Sunday morning. They estimate that the Confederates lost six men to McClellan's one. These officers were released from the army on surgeons' certificates for illness. McClellan is reported as being in the best possible humor, and perfectly confident of success in his efforts to reduce the Confederate capital. Beauregard's army in Richmond. A co