Memories Of Many Men And Of Some Women; Being Personal Recollections Of Emperors, Kings, Queens…

Paperback | January 11, 2012

byMaunsell Bradhurst Field

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. XT was an April afternoon in the year 1865. I was driving alone on the Fourteenth Street road in the direction of the Soldiers' Home. Presently I heard a clatter behind me, and, looking out of the carriage-window, I saw Mr. Lincoln approaching on horseback, followed by the usual cavalry escort. He soon came up to me, and, while he rode for some time at my side, we conversed together upon indifferent subjects. I noticed that he was in one of those moods when "melancholy seemed to be dripping from him," and his eye had that expression of profound weariness and sadness which I never saw in other human eye. After a while he put spurs to his horse and hurried on, and he and his followers were soon lost to view. The next evening I was sitting alone in the readingroom of Willard's Hotel, where I resided during the absence of my family from Washington. Presently I was joined by Mr. Mellen, Special Agent of the Treasury Department. I never saw the hotel so apparently deserted as it was that evening. The usually crowded corridors were empty. Ten o'clock came, and Mr. Mellen left me to retire to his room. I then picked up the evening newspaper, intending, after I had read it, to follow his example. Scarcely had I commenced reading, when two men rushed headlong into the hotel, shouting that the President had been shot at Ford's Theatre! I sprang from my seat to follow them to the office, but before I could reach it a third person entered, more calm than the two who had preceded him, and confirmed their statement. * I immediately dashed up stairs and called Mr. Mellen. He was already partly undressed, but he got ready as soon as possible, and together we rushed down E Street to the theatre. We found assembled in front of it about a hundred persons, many of whom...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. XT was an April afternoon in the year 1865. I was driving alone on the Fourteenth Street road in the direction of the S...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:94 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217513883

ISBN - 13:9780217513883

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