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Chapter 1: the forehead of the storm. Washington city in 1861. her two social circles was she a new Sodom? lobbyists and diplomats eve of the storm echo from Charleston Harbor a dinner and a ball popular views of the situation Buchanan's policy and the peace Congress separation a certainty preparations for the hejira precautions for Lincoln's inauguration off for Dixie. The cloud no bigger than a man's hand had risen. It became visible to all in Washington over the s
all these elements, was the resident families of old Washingtonians.
These had lived there so long as to be able to winnow the chaff and throw the refuse off.
There has ever been much talk about the corruption of Washington, easy hints about Sodom, with a general sweep at the depravity of its social system.
But it is plain these facile fault-finders knew no more of its inner circle-and for its resident society only is any city responsible-than they did of the court of the Grand Turk.