who were with him at the moment, including Robert Lincoln, went down to the landing and met the Presl.
It lasted but a short time, however, as Mr. Lincoln and his family were evidently fatigued by tment, was the prompt and emphatic reply, as Mr. Lincoln leaned forward in his camp-chair and enforcofficer to whom he was then speaking became Mr. Lincoln's successor in the Presidential chair, and xpressing their grief by mewing piteously.
Mr. Lincoln picked them up, took them on his lap, strokl cared for.
Several times during his stay Mr. Lincoln was found fondling these kittens.
He wouldtruck a particularly aggravating obstacle.
Mrs. Lincoln, finding we were losing time, and fearing wthe wagon, and bumped their heads as well.
Mrs. Lincoln now insisted on getting out and walking; buppeared on horseback as a mounted escort to Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Grant.
This added a special charm Grant enjoyed the day with great zest, but Mrs. Lincoln had suffered so much from the fatigue and a[4 more...]
t once inquired, in her womanly way: Did you see Mrs. Lincoln?
Oh, replied her husband, we went rather on a business errand, and I did not ask for Mrs. Lincoln.
And I didn't even know she was aboard, added Sherman.
Wet this morning I was particular to inquire after Mrs. Lincoln, and to say that we desired to pay our respects in a vise and have his life promptly crushed out. Mr. Lincoln asked if it would not be possible to end the mattmmanders, and must rest necessarily with the enemy, Lincoln spoke about the course which he thought had better l and staff to the Petersburg front.
About 8: 30 Mr. Lincoln came ashore to say good-by.
We had the satisfact to touch our men, and the war would be ended.
Mr. Lincoln laughed, and remarked: Well, there is a good deaident, then walked down to the railroad-station.
Mr. Lincoln looked more serious than at any other time since once began to talk over his plans.
Referring to Mr. Lincoln, he said: The President is one of the few visitor