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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lxviii. (search)
e was glad of it. Some person present, who had the perils of Burnside's position uppermost in his mind, could not see why Mr. Lincoln should be glad of it, and so expressed himself. Why, you see, responded the President, it reminds me of Mistress Sallie Ward, a neighbor of mine, who had a very large family. Occasionally one of her numerous progeny would be heard crying in some out-of-the-way place, upon which Mrs. Ward would exclaim, There's one of my children that isn't dead yet. A gentlMrs. Ward would exclaim, There's one of my children that isn't dead yet. A gentleman once complimented the President on having no vices, neither drinking nor smoking. That is a doubtful compliment, answered the President; I recollect once being outside a stagecoach, in Illinois, and a man sitting by me offered me a cigar. I told him I had no vices. He said nothing, but smoked for some time, and then growled out: It's my experience that folks who have no vices have generally very few virtues. Mr. Lincoln's aversion to calls for a speech that must be merely off-hand,
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
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, 155; swabbing windows, 159; mistakes, 233; picket story, 233; plaster of psalm tunes 239; Fox River, 240; nudum pactum 241; harmonizing the Democracy, 244; Mrs. Sallie Ward and her children, 247; a Western judge, 250; lost my apple overboard, 252; rigid government and close construction, 254; breakers ahead, 256; counterfeit bill, 262; blasting rocks, 262; General Phelps's emancipation proclamation, 273; making ministers, 277; John Tyler 278; the Irish soldier and Jacob Thompson, 283; Jeff. Davis and the coon, 284; last story,--how Patagonians eat oysters, told to Marshal Lamon on evening of assassination, 285. M. Marine Band, 168. Massa Sam's dead,
ts on the Tennessee river, in consequence of the invasion by the Federal gun-boats Lexington, Conestoga, and Sam Orr. On Saturday the Appleton Belle and Lynn Bird, Confederate boats, were burnt by our troops at the month of Duck river. The Sam Kirkman, Julius, and Time, also Confederate boats, (the latter with $100,000 worth of Government stores,) were abandoned and burnt at Florence on Saturday. The steamer Dunbar was sunk in Cypress creek. The Eastport was sunk. The Cerro Gordo and Sallie Ward were the only Confederate boats captured by the Federal. The Robb escaped. The Federal gun-boats have left the river but were expected to return. They took twenty thousand pounds of salt pork from Florence, but refused to touch private property, not even cotton. Passenger trains on the Memphis and Charleston Railroad have resumed their trips. It is reported that the Federal are concentrating a large force in the vicinity of Paris, where there are about 1,800 Confederate c