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

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CHAPTER XVI.
SOCIAL AND POLITICAL LIFE AT WASHINGTON.

PRESIDENTIAL HOSPITALITIES--SOCIAL ENTERTAINMENTS--A GIFTED ADVENTURESS--ESPY, THE WEATHER KING--A FOREIGN INDORSE- MENT--VAN BUREN'S RE-ELECTION--THE OGLE SPEECH--VAN BU- REN'S NEW YEAR'S RECEPTION.

PRESIDENT VAN BUREN'S wife (by birth Miss Hannah Hoes, of Columbia County, New York) had been dead nineteen years when he took possession of the White House, accompanied by his four sons, and presided over the official receptions and dinner parties with his well-known tact and politeness. In the November following his inauguration, his eldest son and private secretary, Colonel Abraham Van Buren (who was a graduate of the Military Academy at West Point, and who had served on the staff of General Worth), was married to Miss Angelica Singleton, a wealthy South Carolina lady, who had been educated at Philadelphia, and who had passed the preceding winter at Washington in the family of her relative, Senator Preston. On the New Year's day succeeding the wedding Mrs. Van Buren, assisted by the wives of the Cabinet officers, received with her father-in-law, the President. Her rare accomplishments, superior education, beauty of face and figure, grace of manner, and vivacity in conversation insured social success. The White House was refurnished in the most expensive manner, and a code of

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