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56, 60

Van Bergen,
-, 43

256, 262, 263, 266, 271, 275,
Vandalia (Illinois), 44, 45, 46, 47, 299, 305, 323, 331, 346, 350,

353, 361, 363, 365, 367, 376,
Vanity Fair, 198

377, 378, 388, 398, 405
Vermilion County (Illinois), 117 Washington County (Kentucky), 4, 5
Vermont, 161

Washington monument, the, 81
Vicksburg, capture of, 323, 326, 327, Washington Post, the, 258
353, 405

Webster, Daniel, 95, 123, 126, 127,
Victoria, Queen, 239

149, 213
Virginia, 2

Webster's reply to Hayne, 182
secedes, 206, 207, 234

Weed, Thurlow, 158, 174, 176, 184,
Virginia Convention, the, 204

350, 355
Volney, 43

Weitzel, General, 395
Volney's “Ruins,” 88

Welles, Gideon, Secretary of the
Voltaire, 43

Navy, 185, 192, 199, 247, 259,

316, 391, 400, 401
Wade, Ben, 291

West Virginia, 241, 354
Wade, Senator, 348, 353, 356, 408 Western Union, the, 259
Wade-Davis faction, the, 353, 354 White, Hugh L., 54
Walker, Governor, 132

White House, the, 179, 208, 233,
War, Secretary of, 121, 194, 206, 237, 240, 277, 333, 359, 388,

250, 253, 255, 258, 259, 275, 406
286, 298, 311, 333, 390

Whitewater (Wisconsin), 34
War, Confederate Secretary of, 296 Whitman, Walt, 388, 409, 410
War Department, the, 206, 257, 258, Whitney, Henry C., 113, 114, 117,
275, 325, 348, 364, 366, 367

War Department contracts, 252

Wide-Awake Clubs, 163
War President, the, 366

Wilderness, the, 375
Ward, Artemus, 277

Wilkes, Captain, 247, 248
“ Recollections” of, 238

Wilmot Proviso, the, 95
Warden, biographer of Chase, 346 Wilson, 33
Washburne, E. B., of Illinois, 125, Winchester, 318, 379
174, 178, 361, 364

Wright case, the, 108
Washington, George, 179, 419
Washington (D.C.), 90, 98, 99, 102, Yates, Governor, 44

112, 116, 120, 172, 176, 179, Yazoo Pass expedition, the, 327
181, 182, 183, 184, 187, 193, Yorktown, 294
199, 208, 209, 210, 211, 241,' “ Young Hickory,” 94


Secret Pages of his History : being a Diary kept




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New York Sun. “ The new work contains revelations of an interesting and often startling character.

The reader will find that the relations of the old Chancellor to the old Emperor are held before him in an entirely new light.” Chicago Inter-Ocean.

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The Story of Gladstone's Life


Author of "A History of Our Own Times,The

Four Georges,etc.

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“The best of the popular biographies of the great politician.”. The Dial. “A masterly résumé of the character and public career of the great English commoner.”

Boston Transcript. "The book is a storehouse of anecdote and reminiscence, and will be essential to all students of English politics during the nineteenth century Spring field Republican.

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning




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The following collection of Mrs. Browning's letters has been prepared in the conviction that lovers of English literature will be glad to make a closer and more intimate acquaintance with one - or, it may truthfully be said, with two- of the most interesting literary characters of the Victorian age. It is a selection from a large mass of letters, written at all periods in Mrs Browning's life, which Mr. Browning, after his wife's death, reclaimed from the friends to whom they had been written, or from their representatives. The letters passed into the possession of his son, Mr. R. Barrett Browning, with whose consent they are now published. In this collection are comprised the letters to Miss Browning (the poet's sister, whose consent has also been freely given to the publication), Mr. H $. Boyd, Mrs. Martin, Miss Mitford, Mrs. Jameson, Mr. John Kenyon, Mr. Chorley, Miss Blagdon, Miss Haworth, and Miss Thomson (Madame Emil Brun). To these have been added a number of letters which have been kindly lent by their possessors for the purpose of the present volumes.” Editor's Preface.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson




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“ Two salient points strike the reader of this memoir. One is that it is uniformly fascinating, so rich in anecdote and marginalia as to hold the attention with the power of a novel. In the next place, it has been put together with consummate tact, if not with academic art. ..

It is authoritative if ever a memoir was But, we repeat, it has suffered no harm from having been composed out of family love and devotion. It is faultless in its dignity." The New York Tribune.



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