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Chapter 18: at Washington. On our arrival in Washington we start for the White House to see the President. In crossing the park we meet Secretary Fish and Secretary Bristow, and --exchange with them the latest news from New Orleans. The Full Committee, startled by the Sub-Committee's report, is going South; but no one thinks a new enquiry will present new facts. The thing is done: the truth is told. Yet President Grant, though yielding to public opinion, appears to cling to his old idea that the South should not be left to settle their elections at the ballot-box. Finding the President engaged, we go into the drawing-room and spend some minutes with his family. Mrs. Grant receives us, and presents us to her son, Colonel Grant, and that son's wife. No princess does the honours of her house more affably than Mrs. Grant. She likes the White House very much, she says, and few ladies have seen more of it than she. Before we came to live here, many of my female friends as