Inside history of the White House: the complete history of the domestic and official life in Washington of the nation's presidents and their families

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The Christian herald, 1908 - Biography & Autobiography - 492 pages

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This is such a dear quaint book. It includes chapters on :The White House LIfe of the Roosevelts, Inaugurations, First Gentlemen, First Ladies and Presidents' Widows, Secretaries to the Presidents ... Read full review


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Page 43 - ... woods are all you see, from Baltimore until you reach the city, which is only so in name. Here and there is a small cot, without a glass window, interspersed among the forests, through which you travel miles without seeing any human being.
Page 378 - Fortunate, fortunate man! with what measure of devotion will you not thank God for the circumstances of your extraordinary life! You are connected with both hemispheres, and with two generations. Heaven saw fit to ordain that the electric spark of liberty should be conducted, through you, from the New World to the Old...
Page 218 - Our kind friend, Mr. Carroll, has come to hasten my departure, and in a very bad humor with me, because I insist on waiting until the large picture of General Washington is secured, and it requires to be unscrewed from the wall.
Page 296 - ... cockade in it, and the edges adorned with a black feather about an inch deep. He wore knee and shoe buckles ; and a long sword, with a finely wrought and polished steel hilt, which appeared at the left hip ; the coat worn over the sword, so that the hilt, and the part below the folds of the coat behind, were in view. The scabbard was white polished leather.
Page 45 - We have not the least fence, yard, or other convenience, without, and the great unfinished audience room I make a drying-room of to hang up the clothes in.
Page 90 - With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow and his orphans, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and a lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.
Page 435 - Within a few days I retire to my family, my books, and farms ; and having gained the harbor myself, I shall look 152 on my friends still buffeting the storm, with anxiety indeed, but not with envy. Never did a prisoner, released from his chains, feel such relief as I shall on shaking off the shackles of power.
Page 435 - Never did a prisoner, released from his chains, feel such relief as I shall on shaking off the shackles of power. Nature intended me for the tranquil pursuits of science, by rendering them my supreme delight. But the enormities of the times in which I have lived, have forced me to take a part in resisting them, and to commit myself on the boisterous ocean of political passions. I thank God for the opportunity of retiring from them •without censure, and carrying with me the most consoling proofs...
Page 379 - God bless you, sir, and all who surround us. God bless the American people, each of their States, and the Federal Government. Accept this patriotic farewell of an overflowing heart. Such will be its last throb when it ceases to beat.
Page 218 - I have pressed as many Cabinet papers into trunks as to fill one carriage ; our private property must be sacrificed, as it is impossible to procure wagons for its transportation.

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