War as it was regarded at their posts, and advice as to modes of enlisting foreign opinion in our favor.
Among correspondents of this class at this time were John Bigelow, Henry Adams, J. E. Harvey, W. S. Thayer, Seth Webb, Jr., J. S. Pike, B. Taylor, J. R. Giddings, T. Corwin.
II. J. Perry, C. D. Cleveland, and B. R. Wood. No one outside of the state department had at command equal sources of information of this kind.
He was the one senator to whom advanced antislavery metive of the States they lived in, felt they had a special claim on Sumner.
Motley was urgent with him for a mission, first at the Hague and then at Vienna.
Fay hoped, though vainly, to be saved by him from the competition of place-seekers.
Bayard Taylor, wishing to succeed Cameron at St. Petersburg, wrote from that capital, Aug. 18, 1862: Take my importunity in good part; there are so few senators who are scholars!
It was a time when relatives were always at Washington on their way to loo