the Chickahominy river
battle of Hanover Court
neglect at Washington
McDowell's retention useless.
White House was a very fine plantation belonging to Mrs. Gen. Lee.
It was the residence of Mrs. Custis when she was married to Washington.
The ceremony took place in St. Peter's Church, a lonely old building beautifully placed on a commanding hill.
I observed within it a tablet commemorating a death which took place in 1690.
Finding one's self alone within that historic building, it was a natural impulse to invoke the aid of God to enable me to serve the country as unselfishly and truly as did the great man who had often worshipped there.
The residence at White House was not the original building of the time of Washington — that had been destroyed by fire; but the existing one was constructed on the same foundations.
I neither occupied it myself nor permitted any others to do so, but placed a guard to
187, 402 note; letters to, II. 222, 225, 231, 277, 327, 457, 459, 461, 469, 485.
Curtis, Harriet, I. 4.
Curtis, Mrs. T. B., II. 76 note.
Curtis, Rev., Philip, I. 3.
Curtis, T. B., I. 316 note.
Cushman, Miss, Charlotte, I. 357 note.
Custis, Miss Nellie (Mrs. Peter), I. 38.
Cuvier, Baron, I. 255.
Czartoryski, Prince, II. 113.
Dahl, J. C. C., I. 482, 490.
Dalbiack, Sir, Charles, II. 179.
Dallas, G. M., II. 372.
Dallas, Report, I. 30.
Dalton, Mr., I. 422.
Dana, 49, 68.
Perkins, S. II., T. 68 and note, 121.
Pertz, Dr., II. 313 and note, 332, 358, 359, 365.
Pertz, Mrs., II. 359, 365.
Peter, America Pinkney, T. 38; Britannia Wellington, 38; Columbia Washington, 38; Thomas, 38.
Peter, Mrs. See Custis.
Peters, of Merton, II. 168.
Petrarch, letter on, I. 341-344.
Philadelphia, visits, T. 15, 352, II. 222.
Phillips, Jonathan, II. 300.
Phillips, Professor J., I. 422, 437 and note, II. 176.
Phillips, Thomas J., I. 443, II. 155.
can alone to distribute his orders.
I expected every moment, said one whose eye was on Washing ton, to see him fall.
Craik, in Marshall's Life of Washington, II. 19. Nothing but the superin tending care of Providence could have saved him.
An Indian chief—I suppose a Shawnee—singled him out with his rifle; and bade others of his warriors do the same.
Two horses were killed under him; four balls penetrated his coat.
Some potent Manitou guards his life, exclaimed the savage.
Same to Mr. Custis, of Arlington. Death, wrote Washington, was levelling my companions on every side of me; but, by the all-powerful dispensations of Providence, I have been protected.
Washington to his brother, 18 July, 1755. To the public, said Davies, a learned divine, in the following month, I point out that heroic youth, Colonel Washington, whom I cannot but hope Providence has preserved in so signal a manner for some important service to his country.
Who is Mr. Washington?
asked Lord Halifax a few
te resulted as follows:
yeas.--Messrs. Aston, Baldwin, Baylor, Berlin Blow, Boggess, Boyd, branch, Brent, brown, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Carlile, Carter, Clemens, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, Ro. Y. Conrad, Couch, Jas. H. Cox, Critcher, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, French, Fugate, Gillespie, Grant, Gravely, Gray, A. Hall, E. B. Hall, Hammond, Haymond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Hughes, Hull, Jackson, P. C. Johnston, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, MacFARLANDarland, Masessrs. Janney, (President,) Armstrong, Aston, Baldwin, Baylor, Berlin, Blow, Boggess, Bouldin, Boyd, branch, Brent, brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Byrne, Campbell, Carlile, Clemens, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, R. Y. Conrad, Couch, J. H. Cox, Critcher, Custis, Deskins, Dorman, Dulany, Early, Echols, Flournoy, Forbes, French, Fugate, Garland, Gillespie, Grant, Gravely, Gray, Goggin, Hale, Addison Hall, E. B. Hall, Hammond, Haymond, Hoge, Holladay, Hubbard, Hughes, Hull, Jackson, M. Johnson, P. C. Johns
Yeas.--Messrs. Blakey, Bolssean, Borst, Boulbin, Conn, Fisher, Graham, Harvie, Hunton, Isbeth, Leake, Macfarland, Millor, Morton, Orrick, Baldwin, Seawell, Slanghter, Speed, Strange, Thernton, Ro. H. Turner, Wise, and Woods--23.
Nays.--Messrs. Janney, (President,) Aston, baldwin, Alfred Mr. Barbour, James Barbour, Taylor, Berlin, Blow, Jr., Boggess, Branch, Brent, Brown, Bruce, Burdett, Burley, Caperton, Carder, Chapman, Clemens, Coffman, C. B. Conrad, Ro. Y. Conrad, Couch, Critcher, Custis, Dent, Beskias, Dulany, Early, Echols, Forbes, Fugate, Garland, Gillespie, Grant, Gravely, Gray, Goggin, Aderson Hall, Ephraim B. Hall, Bammond, Haymond, Hege, Holladay, Hughes, Hull, Jackson, Marmaduke Johnson, Peter C. Johnston, Lawson, Lewis, McComas, McGrew, McNeil, James B. Mallory, Marshall, Marr, Marye, Sr., Maslin, Masters, Moffett, Moore, Nelson, Osburn, Parks, Patrick, Pendleton, Porter, Preston, Price, Pugh, Eyes, Saunders, Sr., Robert E. Scolf, Sharp, Sheffey, Sillington, Southal