chairman of the Senate military committee
the Abbott ransom case
White House New Year's reception, 1872
subsequent social festivities
death of Mrs. Bel o'clock in the morning — the streets were full of carriages en route to the White House. Mrs. Grant had invited the ladies of the cabinet and the Supreme Court and uctions that none who came to pay their respects should be excluded from the White House.
Consequently, an hour after the programme had been finished along line of citizens and visitors, two abreast, passed through the White House, halting only long enough to speak to President Grant.
It was after twelve o'clock when the last one had been gratified by a welcome to the White House.
Secretary Fish had the customary breakfast for the Diplomatic Corps, foreign relations committees of bothcial season, and was rapidly followed by state dinners and receptions in the White House, in the homes of the cabinet, in the homes of the Diplomatic Corps, justices