By Julia Taft Bayne
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Social and ofﬁcial Washington was not at all inclined to receive a tavern-keeper’s daughter, even if she had married the Secretary of War, and when it was noticed that the snubbed bride was regularly attending the church, many members threatened to withdraw unless Mrs. Eaton did. President Jackson supported her. The pastor, Doctor Campbell, called at the White House to rebuke the President. General Jackson called a cabinet meeting and asked the pastor to present his charges, which the cabinet decided were without foundation.
She did not wish to appear to sympathize with the Confederate cause. Senator Chestnut of Alabama and Senator Sumner of Massachusetts had encounters keen and glittering as rapier bouts. A rumor ﬂew about that the House was in wild disorder. We went there and found the rumor fully justiﬁed. The members, a wild mob, were on their feet, shouting ﬁerce invectives, shaking their ﬁsts, while the Speaker pounded the desk with his gavel in a vain attempt to restore order. Suddenly the great doors were thrown open and the Sergeant at Arms appeared, bearing the Mace before him.
Then General Eaton was appointed minister to Spain, where Peggy became a great favorite. The Lincoln family attended the New York Avenue Church and I once told them about Peggy O’Neal and they seemed quite interested in her. Mrs. ” So in view of this historic background, I forgive the old lady the affront of the peppermints and thank her for them. She and my mother discussed the stirring events of the last few days. tad lincoln’s father 11 “These are troublous times, Mrs. Taft. Troublous times,” said Mrs.
Tad Lincoln's father by Julia Taft Bayne