Perley's Reminiscences of Sixty Years in the National Metropolis - Vol. 1

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CONTENTS.
CHAPTER I. JOHN QUINCY ADAMS BECOMES PRESIDENT.

The Tenth Presidential Election--A Political Bargain--Election of President-- A Scene in the House--Inauguration of J. Q. Adams--The Adams Administration--The Mistress of the White House--The President's Private Secretary--Social Life at the White House--President Adams' Daily Life-- Henry Clay as Secretary of State--The Rival Candidates--The Death of Two Ex-Presidents,21

CHAPTER II. TRAVELING IN "YE OLDEN TIME."

Travel by Stage and Steamboat--Boston to Providence--The Old Town of Providence--The Long Island Sound Steamers--New York City--New York to Philadelphia--Philadelphia to Washington--Washington Hotel Life--Expenses of Living--The Metropolis of the Union--The National Capital-- Works of Art--The Rotunda--Free-Masonry--The Morgan Excitement-- Theatrical--Division of the Friends' Society,37

CHAPTER III. JOURNALISM IN 1828.

Old Georgetown--The Union Tavern--A Natal African Salute--President George Washington--Major L'Enfant--Newspaper Organs--The National Intelligencer--The National Journal--Matthew L. Davis--James Gordon Bennett--Mordecai M. Noah--Other Washington Correspondents--A Notable Briton--Gambling-Houses--Senatorial Card Playing--Social Games of Whist,50

CHAPTER IV. PROMINENT SENATORS OF 1827.

The Nineteenth Congress--Vice-President John C. Calhoun--Martin Van Buren --Nathaniel Macon, of North Carolina--Thomas Hart Benton--Randolph, of Roanoke--Duel between Clay and Randolph--An Offended Virginian--A Future President--Prominent Senators--Senatorial Control of Society--The Dancing Assemblies--Fashionable Attire--Belles of the Period--The Code of Honor,63

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