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eems to have been deserted of his usual good sense when he sent in this name to the Senate. The feeling was unanimous in Congress that for such a man to succeed Mr. Chase was ruinous to the finances. On Thursday night Governor Tod sent his declination, and Mr. Lincoln went to bed upon it, and, as he says, before morning he was sad left Senator Fessenden entered the Presidential apartment and was soon discussing the "situation." Mr. Lincoln did not tell him what he had done, but discussed Mr. Chase's resignation for a short time, and then said, "Mr. Fessenden, I have made a new nomination this morning which I trust you will approve; I have sent your own namently very much pleased with Mr. Fessenden's manner and address, which is courteous, suave, yet dignified. In this respect he presents a marveled contrast to Secretary Chase, whose oracular and dictatorial manner of stating affairs, and demanding favors, was decidedly unpleasant to our men of finance. He frankly admitted that he
g; but thinking it was one of his own hogs, he hesitated to shoot at it, when all of a sudden a pistol was fired at him, which caused him to realize that he was mistaken in his first impressions, and as soon as he recovered from his surprise he discharged his own weapon at the fellows. In a few seconds another pistol was fired from a different direction, and hardly had the reverberation died away before still another report was heard. By this time some of the servants came to Capt. M.'s assistance, which caused the assassins to take to their heels. Chase was given, but owing to the fleet footedness of the thieves they succeeded in making their escape. Subsequent search showed that they had carefully taken down the bars to his fence and driven off one of the Captain's cows. She was finally recovered, however. In their flight the robbers left behind an axe and a large knife, all besmeared with blood, thus indicating that they had previously been engaged in slaughter and robbery.