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

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CHAPTER XXV.
RESTORATION OF THE DEMOCRATS.

INAUGURATION OF POLK--HIS PERSONAL APPEARANCE--INAUGURATION BALLS--MRS. POLK--SECRETARYBUCHANAN--GOVERNOR MARCY, OF NEW YORK--COMPLETION OF THE CABINET--THE OREGON DIFFICULTY--THE MEXICAN WAR--A CHANGE OF ORGANIST.

JAMES KNOX POLK was inaugurated as the eleventh President of the United States on the 4th of March, 1845, a rainy, unpleasant day. Had any method of contesting a Presidential election been provided by the Constitution or the laws, the fraudulent means by which his election was secured would have been brought forward to prevent his taking his seat. But the Constitution had made no such provision, and Congress had not been disposed to interfere; so Mr. Polk was duly inaugurated with great pomp, under the direction of the dominant party. A prominent place was assigned in the inaugural procession for the Democratic associations of Washington and other cities. The pugilistic Empire Club from New York, led by Captain Isaiah Rynders, had with it a small cannon, which was fired at short intervals as the procession advanced.

The Chief Marshal of the procession having issued orders that no carriages should enter the Capitol grounds, the diplomats were forced to alight at a side gate in the rain, and to walk through the mud to the

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