his declaration made in 1858, when he opened his campaign with Douglas,—A house divided against itself cannot stand; and he answered, Not in the least; it was clearly true, and time has justified me.
IX. p 379.
The party arrived in Washington at six P. M., Sunday, the 9th, and the President at once sought Mr. Seward, who had been kept in bed by his injury.
It is not certain that Sumner saw the President again until he stood at his bedside on the night of the 14th.
On the 10th a message from the White House, accompanied with a bunch of flowers, communicated to Sumner the surrender of Lee's army.
On Tuesday evening, the 11th, the city was illuminated in honor of the final victory.
A note from Mrs. Lincoln invited Sumner to come to the White House, bringing his friend the marquis to witness the spectacle, and mentioned that a little speech from Mr. Lincoln was expected.
The Marquis de Chambrun's Personal Recollections of Lincoln and Sumner, particularly in the