What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
acquaintance agreeable amused Anna asked attention Bayard BAYARD H beautiful believe Bomford Cabinet Calhoun called Capitol carriage Charles Bird King charming chess citizens Clay Congress conversation Crawford crowded daughter delighted dining dinner drawing room dress enjoy father feel felt friends Genl gentlemen George Bomford George Town girls give happy heart Henry Clay hope hour interesting Jefferson Julia kind KIRKPATRICK Washington ladies letter looked Madison manners Margaret Bayard Maria mind minister Miss Monticello Montpelier morning National Intelligencer never night oclock parlour party passed persons pleasure political poor President President's House Randolph Samuel Harrison Smith scarcely scene seat Senate Sidney Smith social society soon sopha Southard strangers Susan talk told took Virginia week wife William Thornton winter Wirt wish woman write yesterday young
Page 67 - When I look to the ineffable pleasures of my family society, I become more and more disgusted with the jealousies, the hatred, the rancourous and malignant passions of this scene, and lament my having ever again been drawn into public view. Tranquility is now my object; I have seen enough of political honors, to know
Page 82 - sentatives is the lounging place of both sexes, where acquaintance is as easily made as at public amusements. And the drawing-room,—that centre of attraction,—affords opportunity of seeing all these whom fashion, fame, beauty, wealth or talents, have render'd celebrated. It has this winter been generally very much crowded, seldom has the company been less than 2 or
Page 271 - of the Treasury; John H. Eaton of Tennessee, Secretary of War; John Branch of North Carolina, Secretary of the Navy; John H. Berrien of Georgia, Attorney General.
Page 266 - rumour of yesterday was, that he was to have no place at home, but be sent abroad—so it was added (tho' evidently only for the joke of it) that he was to be minister to Hayti that being the most proper Court for her to reside in—
Page 56 - the slaves and workmen. They are all much better than I have seen on any other plantation, but to an eye unaccustomed to such sights, they appear poor and their cabins form a most unpleasant contrast with the palace that rises so near them. Mr. J. has carpenters.
Page 67 - set a value, yet when as many would deprecate them as a public calamity, one may well entertain a modest doubt of their real importance and feel the impulse of duty to be very weak,
Page 276 - and followed the living stream that was pouring along to the Capitol. The terraces, the Balconies, the Porticos, seemed as we approached already filled. We rode round the whole square, taking a view of the animated scene. Then leaving the carriage outside the palisades, we entered the
Page 69 - to act up to the best of his abilities." August 4th, Montpelier, Wendnesd even. The sadness which all day hung on my spirits was instantly dispelled by the cheering smile of Mrs. Madison and the friendly greeting of our good President. It was near five oclock when we arrived, we were met at the door by Mr.
Page 282 - Never before did the city seem to me so gloomy—so many changes in society—so many families broken up, and those of the first distinction and who gave a tone to society. Those elegantly furnished houses, stripped of their splendid
Page 7 - From the note book. gency what was to be done? The constitution decided. The choice of President was to be made by Congress. There was not a shadow of doubt or uncertainty as to the object of the people's choice. It had been proclaimed too widely and too loudly for any individual to remain ignorant