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July 25. Rank of general given to him.


August 12-January 14. Was Secretary of War ad interim.


May 19. Was unanimously nominated for President at the National Republican Convention in Chicago.

November. Was elected by 214 votes to 80.


September 14. Settlement of the Alabama claims.

November. Re-elected President by 300 votes against 66.


May 17. Sailed from Philadelphia on his journey round the world.


December 16. Landed at Philadelphia from his journey.

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