On our arrival in Washington
we start for the White House
to see the President
In crossing the park we meet Secretary Fish
and Secretary Bristow
, and --exchange with them the latest news from New
. The Full Committee, startled by the Sub-Committee's report, is going South; but no one thinks a new enquiry will present new facts.
The thing is done: the truth is told.
Yet President Grant
, though yielding to public opinion, appears to cling to his old idea that the South
should not be left to settle their elections at the ballot-box.
Finding the President
engaged, we go into the drawing-room and spend some minutes with his family.
receives us, and presents us to her son, Colonel Grant
, and that son's wife.
No princess does the honours of her house more affably