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ouse gay. There was a brilliant wedding for Nellie Grant, and the eldest child of Colonel Grant was Colonel Grant was born in the Executive Mansion. For the home life went on under all the pressure of public busine paper had not been read as yet to any of his Cabinet, and Mrs. Grant did not know of his decision.Mrs. Grant did not know of his decision. He asked my opinion of the letter, and I told him that I thought it was a good one if he had deter Cabinet chamber is next the library, which in Grant's day was not used for official purposes, but tality of this sort as either the General or Mrs. Grant would have desired. Below, the State aparardly ever without a guest of importance. For Grant liked to discuss informally with a Senator or imes billiards or cards with a few intimates. Grant spent more than his income during his first Ad four years, when the salary was doubled. Mrs. Grant introduced at her receptions the custom thataste for the duties of their position. When Mrs. Grant came to her place the dissensions of the war[2 more...]
lection was made, a day or two after the vote, Grant, like a good citizen, was prepared to acquiesct could determine anything, and the President, Grant held, was the executive of the Congressional whe exact legality of the Commission I doubt if Grant ever expressed an opinion. He did not profess he said bitterly that made no difference, for Grant was in power, and he would certainly put Hayesno reproach to their courage to submit to what Grant was sure to enforce. His presence in the Preselection, assuming a sort of dictatorship; but Grant never for a moment contemplated any unconstiture a large party lunched together, after which Grant made way for Hayes. Grant had done all thater the 4th of March, the new President invited Grant to say if there were any personal friends in ountry shared. The new Administration showed Grant all proper civilities during his stay abroad. nd. Schurz was indeed one of the men for whom Grant conceived a violent hate, yet even Schurz cal[30 more...]
cy to the wisdom and courage and moderation of Grant. I have indeed heard it doubted whether Genesired, but Congress laid down the law and General Grant as President executed it. During the twelv much that he had accomplished in the war. But Grant's self-abnegation was fully equal to Washingto his successor in advance of the public one, Mrs. Grant dispensed her parting hospitalities under ths any wife in her situation would have been, Mrs. Grant was unwilling to have her husband retire; shey themselves shed a few natural tears; but Mrs. Grant kept up her spirit, and General Grant of couGeneral Grant of course showed no more emotion than if he had been in the Wilderness. They drove in their own carriaso completely and in so short a while as under Grant; and two other great achievements of his Adminnatural oblivion. On the day that I met General Grant in England, not three months after his retoreign travel and fresh experience. General Grant to General Badeau. Executive Mansion, Was[17 more...]
ept according to the rules; and as a consular officer I was familiar with the methods. I endeavored to explain this, but the beneficent stranger did not care for rules, she wanted the interposition of the ex-President; the deus ex machine. Finally, however, she learned just how much or how little General Grant could do in the matter, and turned to take her leave. As she rose she said she had had the pleasure of knowing General Grant's daughter in England; young Sartoris, who had married Nellie Grant, was her nephew. Then I knew where I had seen the low forehead and stately air and heard the deep rich tones; for this was Fanny Kemble. The connections exchanged a few further remarks, and the dramatic personage made another courtesy such as Catharine of Arragon performed to Henry VIII., put up her black silk parasol again, and sailed away. At Heidelberg Grant met Wagner. The King of Music came to call on the man whose deeds were greater than any the other had ever celebrated in so
bject of a very natural attention. Mr. Borie, Grant's former Secretary of the Navy, was sailing for Europe with his wife, and Mrs. Grant requested Mrs. Borie to take Nellie with her. It was a great aughters of the Minister could not accompany Miss Grant. But the Queen had not invited those young done that she was sent to Europe to avoid. Nellie Grant was engaged— and to an Englishman. Sartoris told me how he asked General Grant for the young lady's hand. With all the awe of an Englishmanghter. It took a bold man to say that to General Grant, but doubtless the boldness recommended hitake down my princess a peg. Another of General Grant's children visited England while I was thenners and parties in English fashion, it was Mr. Grant who preceded; and their real relations were n popular, and the gentleman who accompanied Mr. Grant made the most of his opportunities. But aes had a marvelous business capacity; that Colonel Grant was fit to command armies; that Jesse was [4 more...]
paid his expenses at the hotel where he and Mrs. Grant occupied two rooms. He kept no carriage. Fall. The Trust Fund of $250,000 raised for General Grant, the interest of which was devoted to his and other personal friends had been induced by Grant's name and advice to invest still more largelyshare for services ending April, 1865, and General Grant gratefully accepted the offer. About thhatever was made either to the General or to Mrs. Grant. At the same time a piece of the affected tate medical attendants, could conceal from General Grant for more than a day or two the fact that hministration. The news was telegraphed to General Grant by numerous friends, and the same day the and afterward frequently at the request of General Grant himself. His prayers had one quality in w Once or twice his opponent got him down, but Grant arose almost stronger in his agony than the One great expression of public sympathy that General Grant began to improve, after his place in the a[126 more...]
Chapter 50: Letters of General Grant to General Badeau the following letters are printed exactly as they were written by General Grant, without either correction or modification of the langu I was so closely and almost incessantly by Grant's side in the first four years of our intercouany other matters besides the messages of President Grant. But after his arrival in Europe his ie maintained with nearly everybody else, and Mrs. Grant often told me that I appeared nearer to him esirable. But whatever explains or elucidates Grant's language I have supposed would be interestinor misrepresent his feelings or opinions. General Grant will be so prominent a figure in history td. This disclosure will reveal nothing to General Grant's dishonor, and no more faults will be foution and deeds. One word more: although General Grant was so reticent and almost secretive with cussed many of his most peculiar qualities. Mrs. Grant suggested and he sanctioned a paragraph for