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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xxxiv. (search)
on to attend the Philadelphia Conference. He told me, said he, this story of Andy Johnson and General Buel, which interested me intensely. The Colonel happened to beal. Of course, the city was greatly excited. Moody said he went in search of Johnson, at the edge of the evening, and found him at his office, closeted with two geth him, one on each side. As he entered, they retired, leaving him alone with Johnson, who came up to him, manifesting intense feeling, and said, Moody, we are soldof the Gospel, returned the Colonel. Well, Moody, I wish you would pray, said Johnson; and instantly both went down upon their knees, at opposite sides of the room. As the prayer waxed fervent, Johnson began to respond in true Methodist style. Presently he crawled over on his hands and knees to Moody's side, and put his arm oeepest emotion. Closing the prayer with a hearty Amen from each, they arose. Johnson took a long breath, and said, with emphasis, Moody, I feel better! Shortly af
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, XXXV. (search)
XXXV. I have elsewhere intimated that Mr. Lincoln was capable of much dramatic power. It is true this was never exhibited in his public life, or addresses, but it was shown in his keen appreciation of Shakspeare, and unrivalled faculty of story-telling. The incident just related, for example, was given with a thrilling effect which mentally placed Johnson, for the time being, alongside of Luther and Cromwell. Profanity or irreverence was lost sight of in the fervid utterance of a highly wrought and great-souled determination, united with a rare exhibition of pathos and self-abnegation. A narrative of quite a different character followed closely upon this, suggested by a remark made by myself. It was an account of how the President and Secretary of War received the news of the capture of Norfolk, early in the war. Chase and Stanton, said Mr. Lincoln, had accompanied me to Fortress Monroe. While we were there, an expedition was fitted out for an attack on Norfolk. Chase
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
this great nation, 322; Herndon's analysis of character, 323; indifference to ceremony, 326; final criticism of the painting, 353; farewell words, 354. Lincoln, Robert, 45, 300. Lincoln, Tad, 44, 91, 92, 293, 300. Lincoln, Willie, 44, 116. Lovejoy, Hon. Owen, 14, 17, 18, 20, 47, 57, 157. Lincoln's Stories. General Scott and Jones the sculptor, 34; great men, 37; Daniel Webster, 37, 131; Thad. Stevens, 38; a little more light and a little less noise, 49; tax on state banks, 53; Andy Johnson and Colonel Moody, 102; chin fly, 129; Secretary Cameron's retirement, 138; Wade and Davis' manifesto, 145; second advent, 147; nothing but a noise, 155; swabbing windows, 159; mistakes, 233; picket story, 233; plaster of psalm tunes 239; Fox River, 240; nudum pactum 241; harmonizing the Democracy, 244; Mrs. Sallie Ward and her children, 247; a Western judge, 250; lost my apple overboard, 252; rigid government and close construction, 254; breakers ahead, 256; counterfeit bill, 262; blasti