Perley's Reminiscences, v. 1-2 of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis
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Perley's Reminiscences, v. 1-2 of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis

By Benjamin Perley Poore
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  • PERLEY'S REMINISCENCES OF SIXTY YEARS IN THE NATIONAL METROPOLIS
  • PREFACE.
    • CONTENTS.
      • LIST OF AUTOGRAPHS
      • PERLEY'S REMINISCENCES.
      • CHAPTER I. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS BECOMES PRESIDENT.
      • CHAPTER II. TRAVELING IN "YE OLDEN TIME."
      • CHAPTER III. JOURNALISM IN 1828.
      • CHAPTER IV. PROMINENT SENATORS OF 1827.
      • CHAPTER V. PROMINENT REPRESENTATIVES OF 1827.
      • CHAPTER VI. THE POLITICAL MACHINE.
      • CHAPTER VII. THE KITCHEN CABINET.
      • CHAPTER VIII. BATTLE OF THE GIANTS.
      • CHAPTER IX. THE STAMPING OUT OF NULLIFICATION.
      • CHAPTER X. PROMINENT MEN OF JACKSON'S TIME.
      • CHAPTER XI. SOCIETY IN JACKSON'S TIME.
      • CHAPTER XII. JACKSON AND HIS ASSOCIATES.
      • CHAPTER XIII. JACKSON'S LAST YEAR IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
      • CHAPTER XIV. VAN BUREN'S STORMY ADMINISTRATION.
      • CHAPTER XV. COMMENCEMENT OF THE ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT.
      • CHAPTER XVI. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL LIFE AT WASHINGTON.
      • CHAPTER XVII. THE LOG CABIN AND HARD CIDER CAMPAIGN.
      • CHAPTER XVIII. ENTER WHIGS—EXIT DEMOCRATS.
      • CHAPTER XIX. HARRISON'S ONE MONTH OF POWER.
      • CHAPTER XX. THE KING IS DEAD—LONG LIVE THE KING.
      • CHAPTER XXI. DIPLOMATIC AND SOCIAL LIFE OF WEBSTER.
      • CHAPTER XXII. THE CAPITOL AND THE DRAWING-ROOM.
      • CHAPTER XXIII. LIGHTS AND SHADOWS.
      • CHAPTER XXIV. HOW TEXAS BECAME A STATE.
      • CHAPTER XXV. RESTORATION OF THE DEMOCRATS.
      • CHAPTER XXVI. DEATH OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.
      • CHAPTER XXVII. MAKING THE MOST OF POWER.
      • CHAPTER XXVIII. THE GREAT COMPROMISE DEBATE.
      • CHAPTER XXIX. PROMINENT STATESMEN AND DIPLOMATS.
      • CHAPTER XXX. FILLMORE AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
      • CHAPTER XXXI. ARRAIGNMENT OF DANIEL WEBSTER.
      • CHAPTER XXXII. FOREIGN INFLUENCE AND KNOW-NOTHINGISM.
      • CHAPTER XXXIII. PLOTTING FOR THE PRESIDENCY.
      • CHAPTER XXXIV. PIERCE AT THE HELM.
      • CHAPTER XXXV. CHIVALRY, AT HOME AND ABROAD.
      • CHAPTER XXXVI. CRYSTALLIZATION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
      • CHAPTER XXXVII. POLITICAL STORM AND SOCIAL SUNSHINE.
      • CHAPTER XXXVIII. GROWTH OF THE METROPOLIS.
      • CHAPTER XXXIX. THE NORTHERN CHAMPIONS.
      • CHAPTER XL. EXCITING PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST.
      • CHAPTER XLI. MISS LANE IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
      • CHAPTER XLII. DIPLOMACY, SOCIETY, AND CIVIL SERVICE.
      • CHAPTER XLIII. PRELUDE TO THE REBELLION.
      • CHAPTER XLIV. POLITICIANS, AUTHORS, AND HUMORISTS.
      • PERLEY'S REMINISCENCES OF SIXTY YEARS IN THE NATIONAL METROPOLIS
      • CONTENTS.
      • LIST OF AUTOGRAPHS
      • PERLEY'S REMINISCENCES.
      • CHAPTER I. FOREIGN COMPLICATIONS AND DOMESTIC TROUBLES.
      • CHAPTER II. VISITS FROM DISTINGUISHED FOREIGNERS.
      • CHAPTER III. THE GATHERING TEMPEST.
      • CHAPTER IV. LINCOLN'S ELECTION INAUGURATES REBELLION.
      • CHAPTER V. MR. LINCOLN AT THE HELM.
      • CHAPTER VI. THE STORM BURSTS.
      • CHAPTER VII. "ON TO RICHMOND."
      • CHAPTER VIII. WASHINGTON A VAST GARRISON.
      • CHAPTER IX. THE METROPOLIS IN TIME OF WAR.
      • CHAPTER X. FASHION, LITERATURE, AND ART.
      • CHAPTER XI. THE FORTUNES OF WAR.
      • CHAPTER XII. SOCIAL LIFE OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN.
      • CHAPTER XIII. CIVIL AND MILITARY INTRIGUES.
      • CHAPTER XIV. EVENTS BOTH SAD AND JOYOUS.
      • CHAPTER XV. PLUNGED INTO SORROW.
      • CHAPTER XVI. THE CONSPIRACY TRIAL—THE GRAND REVIEWS.
      • CHAPTER XVII. PRESIDENT JOHNSON SURRENDERS.
      • CHAPTER XVIII. WASHINGTON CELEBRITIES.
      • CHAPTER XIX. CEREMONIALS AT THE METROPOLIS.
      • CHAPTER XX. THE GREAT IMPEACHMENT.
      • CHAPTER XXI. A NEW PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST.
      • CHAPTER XXII. GENERAL GRANT IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
      • CHAPTER XXIII. RECONSTRUCTION OF THE METROPOLIS.
      • CHAPTER XXIV. RESTORATION OF THE UNION.
      • CHAPTER XXV. INTRIGUES AND INTRIGUERS.
      • CHAPTER XXVI. A NEW TERM BEGUN.
      • CHAPTER XXVII. CORRUPTION IN OFFICIAL LIFE.
      • CHAPTER XXVIII. THE CENTENNIAL GLORY.
      • CHAPTER XXIX. THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION.
      • CHAPTER XXX. INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT HAYES.
      • CHAPTER XXXI. A NEW ERA IN SOCIETY.
      • CHAPTER XXXII. LEADERS AND MEASURES.
      • CHAPTER XXXIII. TILTS IN CONGRESS.
      • CHAPTER XXXIV. STRUGGLE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION.
      • CHAPTER XXXV. THE GARFIELD INAUGURATION.
      • CHAPTER XXXVI. CHANGES AND DISSENSIONS.
      • CHAPTER XXXVII. THE ASSASSINATION.
      • CHAPTER XXXVIII. VICE-PRESIDENT ARTHUR BECOMES PRESIDENT.
      • CHAPTER XXXIX. THE CENTENNIAL OF YORKTOWN.
      • CHAPTER XL. PRESIDENT ARTHUR'S ADMINISTRATION.
      • CHAPTER XLI. GAY AND FESTIVE SCENES.
      • CHAPTER XLII. THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT.
      • CHAPTER XLIII. PRESIDENT CLEVELAND.
      • CHAPTER XLIV. OFFICIAL AND SOCIAL LIFE.
      • CHAPTER XLV. THE FORTY-NINTH CONGRESS.
      • CHAPTER XLVI. THE PRESIDENT'S WEDDING.
      • CHAPTER XLVII. A SUMMING-UP OF SIXTY YEARS.
    • LIST OF AUTOGRAPHS
    • PERLEY'S REMINISCENCES.
    • CHAPTER I. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS BECOMES PRESIDENT.
    • CHAPTER II. TRAVELING IN "YE OLDEN TIME."
    • CHAPTER III. JOURNALISM IN 1828.
    • CHAPTER IV. PROMINENT SENATORS OF 1827.
    • CHAPTER V. PROMINENT REPRESENTATIVES OF 1827.
    • CHAPTER VI. THE POLITICAL MACHINE.
    • CHAPTER VII. THE KITCHEN CABINET.
    • CHAPTER VIII. BATTLE OF THE GIANTS.
    • CHAPTER IX. THE STAMPING OUT OF NULLIFICATION.
    • CHAPTER X. PROMINENT MEN OF JACKSON'S TIME.
    • CHAPTER XI. SOCIETY IN JACKSON'S TIME.
    • CHAPTER XII. JACKSON AND HIS ASSOCIATES.
    • CHAPTER XIII. JACKSON'S LAST YEAR IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
    • CHAPTER XIV. VAN BUREN'S STORMY ADMINISTRATION.
    • CHAPTER XV. COMMENCEMENT OF THE ANTI-SLAVERY MOVEMENT.
    • CHAPTER XVI. SOCIAL AND POLITICAL LIFE AT WASHINGTON.
    • CHAPTER XVII. THE LOG CABIN AND HARD CIDER CAMPAIGN.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. ENTER WHIGS—EXIT DEMOCRATS.
    • CHAPTER XIX. HARRISON'S ONE MONTH OF POWER.
    • CHAPTER XX. THE KING IS DEAD—LONG LIVE THE KING.
    • CHAPTER XXI. DIPLOMATIC AND SOCIAL LIFE OF WEBSTER.
    • CHAPTER XXII. THE CAPITOL AND THE DRAWING-ROOM.
    • CHAPTER XXIII. LIGHTS AND SHADOWS.
    • CHAPTER XXIV. HOW TEXAS BECAME A STATE.
    • CHAPTER XXV. RESTORATION OF THE DEMOCRATS.
    • CHAPTER XXVI. DEATH OF JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.
    • CHAPTER XXVII. MAKING THE MOST OF POWER.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII. THE GREAT COMPROMISE DEBATE.
    • CHAPTER XXIX. PROMINENT STATESMEN AND DIPLOMATS.
    • CHAPTER XXX. FILLMORE AT THE WHITE HOUSE.
    • CHAPTER XXXI. ARRAIGNMENT OF DANIEL WEBSTER.
    • CHAPTER XXXII. FOREIGN INFLUENCE AND KNOW-NOTHINGISM.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII. PLOTTING FOR THE PRESIDENCY.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV. PIERCE AT THE HELM.
    • CHAPTER XXXV. CHIVALRY, AT HOME AND ABROAD.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI. CRYSTALLIZATION OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII. POLITICAL STORM AND SOCIAL SUNSHINE.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII. GROWTH OF THE METROPOLIS.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX. THE NORTHERN CHAMPIONS.
    • CHAPTER XL. EXCITING PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST.
    • CHAPTER XLI. MISS LANE IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
    • CHAPTER XLII. DIPLOMACY, SOCIETY, AND CIVIL SERVICE.
    • CHAPTER XLIII. PRELUDE TO THE REBELLION.
    • CHAPTER XLIV. POLITICIANS, AUTHORS, AND HUMORISTS.
    • PERLEY'S REMINISCENCES OF SIXTY YEARS IN THE NATIONAL METROPOLIS
    • CONTENTS.
    • LIST OF AUTOGRAPHS
    • PERLEY'S REMINISCENCES.
    • CHAPTER I. FOREIGN COMPLICATIONS AND DOMESTIC TROUBLES.
    • CHAPTER II. VISITS FROM DISTINGUISHED FOREIGNERS.
    • CHAPTER III. THE GATHERING TEMPEST.
    • CHAPTER IV. LINCOLN'S ELECTION INAUGURATES REBELLION.
    • CHAPTER V. MR. LINCOLN AT THE HELM.
    • CHAPTER VI. THE STORM BURSTS.
    • CHAPTER VII. "ON TO RICHMOND."
    • CHAPTER VIII. WASHINGTON A VAST GARRISON.
    • CHAPTER IX. THE METROPOLIS IN TIME OF WAR.
    • CHAPTER X. FASHION, LITERATURE, AND ART.
    • CHAPTER XI. THE FORTUNES OF WAR.
    • CHAPTER XII. SOCIAL LIFE OF PRESIDENT LINCOLN.
    • CHAPTER XIII. CIVIL AND MILITARY INTRIGUES.
    • CHAPTER XIV. EVENTS BOTH SAD AND JOYOUS.
    • CHAPTER XV. PLUNGED INTO SORROW.
    • CHAPTER XVI. THE CONSPIRACY TRIAL—THE GRAND REVIEWS.
    • CHAPTER XVII. PRESIDENT JOHNSON SURRENDERS.
    • CHAPTER XVIII. WASHINGTON CELEBRITIES.
    • CHAPTER XIX. CEREMONIALS AT THE METROPOLIS.
    • CHAPTER XX. THE GREAT IMPEACHMENT.
    • CHAPTER XXI. A NEW PRESIDENTIAL CONTEST.
    • CHAPTER XXII. GENERAL GRANT IN THE WHITE HOUSE.
    • CHAPTER XXIII. RECONSTRUCTION OF THE METROPOLIS.
    • CHAPTER XXIV. RESTORATION OF THE UNION.
    • CHAPTER XXV. INTRIGUES AND INTRIGUERS.
    • CHAPTER XXVI. A NEW TERM BEGUN.
    • CHAPTER XXVII. CORRUPTION IN OFFICIAL LIFE.
    • CHAPTER XXVIII. THE CENTENNIAL GLORY.
    • CHAPTER XXIX. THE ELECTORAL COMMISSION.
    • CHAPTER XXX. INAUGURATION OF PRESIDENT HAYES.
    • CHAPTER XXXI. A NEW ERA IN SOCIETY.
    • CHAPTER XXXII. LEADERS AND MEASURES.
    • CHAPTER XXXIII. TILTS IN CONGRESS.
    • CHAPTER XXXIV. STRUGGLE FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION.
    • CHAPTER XXXV. THE GARFIELD INAUGURATION.
    • CHAPTER XXXVI. CHANGES AND DISSENSIONS.
    • CHAPTER XXXVII. THE ASSASSINATION.
    • CHAPTER XXXVIII. VICE-PRESIDENT ARTHUR BECOMES PRESIDENT.
    • CHAPTER XXXIX. THE CENTENNIAL OF YORKTOWN.
    • CHAPTER XL. PRESIDENT ARTHUR'S ADMINISTRATION.
    • CHAPTER XLI. GAY AND FESTIVE SCENES.
    • CHAPTER XLII. THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL MONUMENT.
    • CHAPTER XLIII. PRESIDENT CLEVELAND.
    • CHAPTER XLIV. OFFICIAL AND SOCIAL LIFE.
    • CHAPTER XLV. THE FORTY-NINTH CONGRESS.
    • CHAPTER XLVI. THE PRESIDENT'S WEDDING.
    • CHAPTER XLVII. A SUMMING-UP OF SIXTY YEARS.
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