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d attentively absorbed the proceedings. A lawyer named Breckenridge represented the defense, and his speech so pleased and thrilled his young listener that the latter could not refrain from approaching the eloquent advocate at the close of his address and congratulating him on his signal success. How Breckenridge accepted the felicitations of the awkward, hapless youth we shall probably never know. The story is told that during Lincoln's term as President, he was favored one day at the White House with a visit by this same Breckenridge, then a resident of Texas, who had called to pay his respects. In a conversation about early days in Indiana, the President, recalling Breckenridge's argument in the murder trial, remarked, If I could, as I then thought, have made as good a speech as that, my soul would have been satisfied; for it was up to that time the best speech I had ever heard. No feature of his backwoods life pleased Abe so well as going to mill. It released him from a d
e made the situation exceedingly interesting for him, and he was glad to retreat from the mansion. He did not return till very late at night and then slipped quietly in at a rear door. Lincoln was for the time her firmest friend. One servant, who adjusted herself to suit the lady's capricious ways, lived with the family for several years. She told me that at the time of the debate between Douglas and Lincoln she often heard the latter's wife boast that she would yet be mistress of the White House. The secret of her ability to endure the eccentricities of her mistress came out in the admission that Mr. Lincoln gave her an extra dollar each week on condition that she would brave whatever storms might arise, and suffer whatever might befall her, without complaint. It was a rather severe condition, but she lived rigidly up to her part of the contract. The money was paid secretly and without the knowledge of Mrs. Lincoln. Frequently, after tempestuous scenes between the mistress an
the 4th of March he rode from his hotel with Mr. Buchanan in an open barouche to the Capitol. There, slightly pale and nervous, he was introduced to the assembled multitude by his old friend Edward D. Baker, and in a fervid and impressive manner delivered his address. At its conclusion the customary oath was administered by the venerable Chief Justice Taney, and he was now clothed with all the powers and privileges of Chief Magistrate of the nation. He accompanied Mr. Buchanan to the White House and here the historic bachelor of Lancaster bade him farewell, bespeaking for him a peaceful, prosperous, and successful administration. One who witnessed the impressive scene left the following graphic description of the inauguration and its principle incidents: Near noon I found myself a member of the motley crowd gathered about the side entrance to Willard's Hotel. Soon an open barouche drove up, and the only occupant stepped out. A large, heavy, awkward-moving man, far advanced i
view with Mrs. Lincoln. a glimpse into the White House. a letter from John Hay. Bancroft's eulogknew Mr. Lincoln's habits well — was at the White House and spent most of the forenoon with him. I a letter to Mr. Lincoln and returned to the White House. Getting in, I read it to him and left it me spend a good portion of the time at the White House. One thing he could scarcely cease from ref home. I separated from Mr. Lincoln at the White House. He followed me to the rear portico, where. Edwards, to walk to the Park north of the White House. He hadn't been there, he said, for a yeary departure. We were strolling through the White House grounds, when he begged me with tears in hisband's life or mode of living while at the White House. She responded as follows: From Mss. inbefore eight o'clock. In the winter, at the White House, he was not quite so early. He did not sle among the visitors in the ante-room of the White House was a man who claimed to be his relative. [2 more...]
oth. details of the cruel deed. the President's death. the funeral at the White House. conveying the remains of the dead chieftain to Springfield. the tribute oattle, he relates, accompanied by two Wisconsin Congressmen, I called at the White House to get the news from Manassas, as it was then called, having failed in obtai. Lincoln and Mr. Nicolay, his private secretary, came along, headed for the White House. It was proposed by my companions that as I was acquainted with the Presidelittle faith in the probability of executive clemency, accompanied me to the White House. It was early in the evening, and so many callers and visitors had precededbeen embalmed, was removed from the house in which the death occurred to the White House, and there appropriate funeral services were held. After the transfer of thiment expressed by the President in a speech delivered from the steps of the White House on the night of April 11, when he said: If universal amnesty is granted to t