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The Daily Dispatch: March 2, 1865., [Electronic resource], Proclamation by the President, appointing a day of fasting, humiliation and prayer, with thanksgiving. (search)
James Buchanan, late President of the United States, reports his income, for the last year, as having been eleven thousand, one hundred and eleven dollars. Stephen Girard. Stephen Girard has not been so long dead but many of the present generation still remember him distinctly, and his peculiarities; and no man possessed peculiarities of a more striking character.--Various sketches of his life have been given to the public, but the following, from the North American Review for January, is more discriminating in its character, and presents a tolerably accurate picture of the man and his mental and social peculiarities: "Within the memory of many persons still alive, 'old Girard,' as the famous banker was usually styled, a short, stout, brisk old gentleman, used to walk, in his swift, awkward way, the streets of the lower part of Philadelphia. Though everything about him indicated that he had very little in common with his fellow-citizens, he was the marked man of t