Perley's Reminiscences, v. 1-2

of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis

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Published: 1886
Language: English
Wordcount: 223,601 / 684 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 29.7
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 262
Added to site: 2007.01.06
mnybks.net#: 15736
Genre: Biography

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.

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HAPTER XXVII.

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.

CHAPTER XXVIII.

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.

CHAPTER XXIX.

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

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