Illustrating the Wit, Humor, Genius, Eccentricities, Jealousies, Ambitions and Intrigues of the Brilliant Statesmen, Ladies, Officers, Diplomats, Lobbyists and other noted Celebrities of the World that gather at the Centre of the Nation; describing imposing Inauguration Ceremonies, Gala Day Festivities, Army Reviews, &c., &c., &c.
MAKING THE MOST OF POWER. President Taylor and His Secretary--Selection of the Taylor Cabinet --The Taylor Family--Jefferson Davis--Inauguration Ceremonies-- Office Seekers--Patronage and Spoils--The Galphin, Gardiner, and other Claims--The Taylor Administration--The White House.
THE GREAT COMPROMISE DEBATE. Stormy Scenes at the Capitol--Crimination and Recrimination--Taylor's Only Message--Return of Mr. Clay to the Senate--The Great Compromise Debate--Webster's Seventh of March Speech--The Last Days of Calhoun --Jefferson Davis' Leadership--John P. Hale, of New Hampshire.
PROMINENT STATESMEN AND DIPLOMATS. Sam Houston, of Texas--Seward, of New York--Buchanan, of Pennsylvania --Agricultural Donations--Diplomatic Representatives--Social Enjoyments--Winthrop's Farewell Supper--Fatal Illness of Gen