The Presidents of the United States, 1789-1914/Volume II

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From a photograph by Gardner.




CONTENTS

PAGE
Martin Van Buren
By James C. Welling 1
William Henry Harrison
By Arthur E. Bostwick 29
John Tyler
By John Fiske 49
James K. Polk
By George Bancroft 89
Zachary Taylor
By Jefferson Davis 121
Millard Fillmore
By James Grant Wilson 145
Franklin Pierce
By Bainbridge Wadleigh 175
James Buchanan
By George Ticknor Curtis 203
Abraham Lincoln
By John Hay  245




LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS


ABRAHAM LINCOLN
 From a photograph by Gardner

Frontispiece
Facing Page

MARTIN VAN BUREN
 From a photograph by Brady, Washington, D. C.

4
FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM MARTIN VAN BUREN TO FITZ-GREENE HALLECK 18
LINDENWALD, KINDERHOOK, N. Y., THE HOME OF MARTIN VAN BUREN 24

WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON
 From a portrait in the possession of Bettie Harrison Eaton, North Bend, Ohio

32
FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM WILLIAM HENRY HARRISON TO DAVID K. ESTE 40

JOHN TYLER
 From a photograph by Brady, Washington, D. C.

52
SHERWOOD FOREST, GREENE CO., VA., THE HOME OF JOHN TYLER 64
FAC-SIMILE OF LAST PAGE OF LETTER FROM JOHN TYLER TO DAVID S. GARDINER 80

JAMES K. POLK
 From a photograph by Brady, Washington, D. C.

92
FAC-SIMILE OF LAST PAGE OF LETTER FROM JAMES KNOX POLK TO MRS. SARAH C. POLK 102
POLK PLACE, NASHVILLE, TENN., THE HOME AND TOMB OF JAMES K. POLK 106

ZACHARY TAYLOR
 From a photograph by Brady, Washington, D. C.

124
FAC-SIMILE OF LAST PAGE OF LETTER FROM ZACHARY TAYLOR TO JOHN J. CRITTENDEN  134
HOME OF ZACHARY TAYLOR, NEAR LOUISVILLE, KY.  138

MILLARD FILLMORE
 From a photograph by Baker, Buffalo, N. Y

148
FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM MILLARD FILLMORE TO JAMES GRANT WILSON 164
HOME OF MILLARD FILLMORE, NIAGARA SQUARE, BUFFALO, N. Y., AS IT APPEARS AT THE PRESENT TIME 170

FRANKLIN PIERCE
 From a painting by G. P. A. Healy in the Corcoran Gallery, Washington, D. C

178
BIRTHPLACE OF FRANKLIN PIERCE, AT HILLSBOROUGH, N. H. 182
FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM FRANKLIN PIERCE TO WILLIAM L. MARCY 188

JAMES BUCHANAN
 From a photograph by Brady, Washington, D. C.

206
WHEATLAND, NEAR LANCASTER, PA., THE HOME OF JAMES BUCHANAN 222
FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM JAMES BUCHANAN TO AARON V. BROWN 238

STATUE OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN IN JACKSON PARK, CHICAGO, ILL.
 Augustus Saint-Gaudens, Sculptor

248
HOME OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN, SPRINGFIELD, ILL. 252
FAC-SIMILE OF THE ADDRESS DELIVERED BY ABRAHAM LINCOLN AT THE DEDICATION OF THE NATIONAL CEMETERY AT GETTYSBURG 280
FAC-SIMILE LETTER FROM ABRAHAM LINCOLN TO JOHN S. STUART 288

THE PROPOSED LINCOLN MEMORIAL, WASHINGTON, D. C. EASTERN FACADE FACING WASHINGTON MONUMENT
 Henry Bacon, Architect

300
PORTRAITS OF THE LADIES OF THE WHITE HOUSE FROM 1837 TO 1865 End of Volume


THE PRESIDENTS

OF THE UNITED STATES

1789-1914


BY

JOHN FISKE, CARL SCHURZ, ROBERT C. WINTHROP, GEORGE TICKNOR CURTIS, GEORGE BANCROFT, JOHN HAY, AND MANY OTHERS


EDITED BY

JAMES GRANT WILSON


ILLUSTRATED


Volume II




NEW YORK

CHARLES SCRIBNER'S SONS

1914