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Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 10: (search)
About ten o'clock President Grant entered the reception-room assigned him. He was accompanied by Senator Morgan, of New York, and one or two others; Mrs. Grant was escorted by General George H. Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. Colfax came in together. Horace Greeley, Julia Ward Howe, Governors Jewell of Connecticut, Oglesby of Illinois, Curtin of Pennsylvania, Fenton of New York, and innumerable others, including many army and navy heroes were there, among them that illustrious Illinois soldier Major-Genwhich she was so generally admired. The whole Diplomatic Corps, the judges of the Supreme Court, members of the Senate, the House, and many other official dignitaries were in attendance on this rare occasion. The press was represented by Horace Greeley, David A. Wells, Horace White, Samuel Bowles, Charles Nordhoff of the Herald, Sands, Minturn, Marshalls, Halstead, Samuel Read, Gobright, Benjamin Perley Poore, and John W. Forney. The usual number of senators and representatives were in att
Mrs. John A. Logan, Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife: An Autobiography, Chapter 12: (search)
beral Republican convention nomination of Horace Greeley Mr. Greeley's Bereavement, defeat, illnesMr. Greeley's Bereavement, defeat, illness, and death Grant's second inauguration the New cabinet death of my father. Politically excie or four days farcical sessions nominated Horace Greeley for President and B. Gratz Brown, ex-Govertunity to inflict the most cruel blows upon Mr. Greeley. One caricature which caused great amusement was a cartoon of Mr. Greeley as the candidate for President, with a placard on the tail of his coid of Mr. Brown as the Vice-President. How Mr. Greeley and Carl Schurz and men of their great abile the Presidency I do not profess to know. Mr. Greeley canvassed the country and made a most feeli Presidency. Notwithstanding the fact that Mr. Greeley and Mr. Brown were indorsed by the Democratse the possibility of their election. Even Mr. Greeley's letter of acceptance of the Democratic nos home on account of the serious illness of Mrs. Greeley, which proved fatal. This sad event so aff[3 more...]