bode in the White House, greatly to the delight of Mrs. Grant, who now had her daughter and Mrs. Fred Grant to assist in the discharge of her social duties.
Her Saturday afternoons were especially athe beautiful conservatories then at the west end of the corridor, and the state dining-room.
Mrs. Grant seemed very happy when she had Nellie standing beside her. Nellie had not contracted any Europward and Lady Thornton and Hon. William M. Evarts were in the diplomatic gallery, as were also Mrs. Grant and Mrs. Fish.
The people of the whole country were very much interested in the proceedings iey Ring were made against persons in official positions under the very roof of the White House.
Grant himself did not escape the insinuations on the part of these marplots that he, if not a member oer prominent men, took an active part in the warfare upon the integrity of the appointees of General Grant.
The political campaign of 1876 may be said to have begun in 1875, since long before the ho