ile at the table, Mrs. Grant inquired if we had seen Mrs. Lincoln. No, said the general, I did not ask for her; and I added that I did not even know that she was on board.
Mrs. Grant then exclaimed, Well, you are a pretty pair!
and added that our neglect was unpardonable; when the general said we would call again the next day, and make amends for the unintended slight.
Early the next day, March 28th, all the principal officers of the army and navy called to see me, Generals Meade, Ord, Ingalls, etc., and Admiral Porter.
At this time the River Queen was at anchor out in the river, abreast of the wharf, and we again started to visit Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln. Admiral Porter accompanied us. We took a small tug at the wharf, which conveyed us on board, where we were again received most courteously by the President, who conducted us to the after-cabin.
After the general compliments, General Grant inquired after Mrs. Lincoln, when the President went to her state-room, returned, and begged