The music-box arrived safely, and I thank you from my inmost heart for thinking of your old friend, and wishing to give her pleasure.
The old music-box is very dear to me. Its powers are limited, but what it does say it says very sweetly; and the memories it sings to me are the dearest of all ....
We had quite a glorification here over Grant
We had a really handsome procession of five hundred men bearing flags and gay-colored lanterns, and attended by a band of music from Boston
I had no idea they would come up so far as our house; but as we had subscribed, as they thought, liberally, they concluded to pay us that compliment.
we heard the sounds coming nearer and nearer, and saw the first torches pass our nearest neighbor's, I tore open the curtains, and scrambled to place fourteen lights in the front windows; being all I could get up on such short notice.
Then I went to the front door and waved a great white cloth, and joined in the hurrahs of the procession like a “strong-minded” woman as I am. The fact is, I forget half the time whether I belong to the stronger or weaker sex.
While I was demonstrating at one door, David was exercising his lungs at another.
A crowd of foreigners were following the procession in a discomfited state of mind, and seeing us so jubilant they called out, “Three cheers for the nigger President
a curious title to bestow on Grant
, who has never manifested the slightest interest in the colored people.
But I don't want him to be a “nigger President
I simply want him to see that equal justice is administered to all classes of people, and I have great hopes he will do that.
So unpretending a man must be substantially good and honest, I think.
However, I did not shout from such enthusiasm for him so much as I did from a feeling of relief that we were rid of Seymour