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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xv. (search)
n. Manifesting his delight upon again seeing his father, by covering him with caresses, the child at length said, Papa, where is John Jay? Oh, said his father, your horse behaved very badly during the fight; he insisted, very cowardly, upon taking me to the rear. The little fellow's eyes sparkled. Papa, said he, I know John Jay would never have done that of his own will. It must have been your work. Montgomery Blair told me that when the convention which nominated Mr. Lincoln met at Chicago, there was a hideous painting in the hall which was brought forward subsequently as a likeness of the nominee. Most of the delegates having never seen the original, the effect upon them was indescribable. I replied to Mr. Blair that my friend Brady, the photographer, insisted that his photograph of Mr. Lincoln, taken the morning of the day he made his Cooper Institute speech in New - York,much the best portrait, by the way, in circulation of him during the campaign,--was the means of his
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, XX. (search)
en, had solemnly sworn to accomplish the deed. Mr. Lincoln had not seen or heard of this account, and at his request, I gave him the details. Upon the conclusion, he smiled incredulously, and said: Well, even if true, I do not see what the Rebels would gain by killing or getting possession of me. I am but a single individual, and it would not help their cause or make the least difference in the progress of the war. Everything would go right on just the same. Soon after I was nominated at Chicago, I began to receive letters threatening my life. The first one or two made me a little uncomfortable, but I came at length to look for a regular instalment of this kind of correspondence in every week's mail, and up to inauguration day I was in constant receipt of such letters. It is no uncommon thing to receive them now; but they have ceased to give me any apprehension. I expressed some surprise at this, but he replied in his peculiar way, Oh, there is nothing like getting used to thin
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, XXVII. (search)
XXVII. There was one marked element of Mr. Lincoln's character admirably expressed by the Hon. Mr. Colfax, in his oration at Chicago upon his death: When his judgment, which acted slowly, but which was almost as immovable as the eternal hills when settled, was grasping some subject of importance, the arguments against his own desires seemed uppermost in his mind, and, in conversing upon it, he would present those arguments to see if they could be rebutted. In illustration of this, it is only necessary to recall the fact that the interview between himself and the Chicago delegation of clergymen, appointed to urge upon him the issue of a proclamation of emancipation, took place September 13, 1862, more than a month after he had declared to the Cabinet his established purpose to take this step. He said to this committee: I do not want to issue a document that the whole world will see must necessarily be inoperative, like the Pope's bull against the comet! After drawing out the
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Xl. (search)
shed to some extent the ideas and prejudices of his native land. Upon hearing of the choice at Chicago he could not contain his astonishment. What! said he, Abe Lincoln nominated for President company with several delegates and others interested in the objects of the Convention, to go to Chicago and spend a few days in visiting that section of our country. In a very few minutes after the ul spirit. Whilst thus engaged in pleasant conversation, the cars arrived that brought from Chicago the committee of the Convention appointed to notify Mr. Lincoln of his nomination. He receivedinformed Mr. Lincoln that he and his fellows appeared in behalf of the Convention in session at Chicago, to inform him that he had that day been unanimously nominated to the office of President of th constrained to admire his consistency, and to join in his example. Mr. R., when he went to Chicago, had but little political sympathy with the Republican Convention which nominated Mr. Lincoln;
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Li. (search)
ere, the telegram came in announcing the nomination of Johnson. What! said he to the operator, do they nominate a Vice-President before they do a President? Why! rejoined the astonished official, have you not heard of your own nomination? It was sent to the White House two hours ago. It is all right, was the reply; I shall probably find it on my return. Laughing pleasantly over this incident, he said, soon afterward,--A very singular occurrence took place the day I was nominated at Chicago, four years ago, of which I am reminded to-night. In the afternoon of the day, returning home from down town, I went up-stairs to Mrs. Lincoln's sitting-room. Feeling somewhat tired, I lay down upon a couch in the room, directly opposite a bureau upon which was a looking-glass. As I reclined, my eye fell upon the glass, and I saw distinctly two images of myself, exactly alike, except that one was a little paler than the other. I arose, and lay down again, with the same result. It made
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Lvi. (search)
s not less than eighty years old, entered the room where I was sitting. I made up my mind then, gentlemen, that Mr. Lincoln was not a bad man; and I don't think it will be easy to efface the impression that the scene I witnessed and the voice I heard made on my mind! Nothing has been given to the public since Mr. Lincoln's death, more interesting and valuable than the following, from the pen of Dr. Holland:-- Holland's Life of Abraham Lincoln. At the time of the nominations at Chicago, Mr. Newton Bateman, Superintendent of Public Instruction for the State of Illinois, occupied a room adjoining and opening into the Executive Chamber at Springfield. Frequently this door was open during Mr. Lincoln's receptions, and throughout the seven months or more of his occupation, he saw him nearly every day. Often when Mr. Lincoln was tired, he closed the door against all intruders, and called Mr. Bateman into his room for a quiet talk. On one of these occasions Mr. Lincoln took up
Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, Index. (search)
n lieutenant, 246; General Grant's whiskey, 247; no personal vices, 247; serenade speeches, 248; his own war minister, 249; illustration from Euclid 249; pigeonhearted 250; minneboohoo, 251; Hannibal's wars, 253; reports of committees 253; Brigadier-Generals 254, 260 twelve hundred thousand rebels in the field, 255; Assessor Gilbert, 255; on canes, 256; hogshead illustration., 256; on Missouri Compromise, 257; Statute of Limitations 257; Blondin crossing Niagara, 257; reply to attacks, 255; Chicago Democratic platform, 259; death of John Morgan, 259; case of Franklin W. Smith, 259; royal blood, 261; reading the Bible, 262; thinking of a man down South, 263; presentiment of death, 263; the wards of the nation, 264; Lincoln and Stanton, 265; as a flat-boatman, 267; Louisiana negro, 268; Stonewall Jackson, 268; reply to Kentuckians, 269; letter to General Wadsworth, 270; extract from speech in Congress, 271; browsing around, 272; the negro porter, 272; Rev. Dr. Bellows and Surgeon-Gener