Thirty-six Years in the White House (1902)



A Book Of Recollections Of A Personal Character That Came Under Mr Pendel S Attention It Is Very Interesting And Throws Many Sidelights On The Life Of The White House Pendel Writes In 1861, Or 1862, The Metropolitan Police Was Established By Congress At The Capital, And I Made Application For And Received An Appointment On The Force I Made The First Arrest, With The Assistance Of Buck Essex The Case Was That Of A Fellow Named Grady, One Of The English Hill Toughs A Roundsman Said To Us, Boys, You Take A Walk Down Seventh Street, And If You See Anything Going On, Take A Hand In It Just As We Got Opposite The Patent Office, This Grady Had Assaulted, Or Rather Was Assaulting, A Young Fellow With A Whip I Went Up And Grabbed Him And Put Him Under Arrest, Then Took Him To Squire Dunn S Court And Preferred Charges Against Him The Squire Was Busy Writing For Some Time When He Got Through He Handed Me The Paper He Was Writing, And I Was So Green At The Business I Did Not Know What It Was, So Said What Is This, Squire He Replied, Why, That Is The Paper Of Commitment For This Fellow Take Him To Jail On November 3, 1864, Sergeant John Cronin, Alfonso Dunn, Andrew Smith, And Myself Were Ordered To Report At The First Precinct, In The Old City Hall, At One O Clock In The Afternoon We Supposed We Were To Be Detailed For Detective Work In New York City On Account Of The Great Riot Then On There, Especially As We Were Ordered To Report In Citizens Clothes, To Conceal Our Revolvers, And To Be Sure To Have Them All Clean And In Good Order We Arrived At The City Hall, And Then Were Told Where We Were To Go, Which Was To The President S Mansion, There To Report To Marshal Lanham, At That Time United States Marshal Of The District Of Columbia, And A Bosom Friend Of Abraham Lincoln These Were Days That Tried Men S Hearts, And Women S, Too Men Were Falling At The Front By Hundreds, Both In The Union And In The Confederate Armies There Was Weeping And Mourning All Over The Land Our Nation Was Trembling With Anxiety We Were All Hoping That The Great Strife Was Over Or Soon To Be Marshal Lanham Took Us Upstairs And Into The President S Office, Where We Were Introduced To Him And To His Two Secretaries, Mr Nicolay And Mr Hay, The Latter Now Being Secretary Of State We Were Then Instructed To Keep A Sharp Lookout In The Different Parts Of The House, Particularly In The East Room And At The Door Of The President S Office CONTENTS I Under President Lincoln II Under President Johnson III Under President Grant IV Under President Hayes V Under President Garfield VI Under President Arthur VII Under President Cleveland VIII Under President Harrison IX Cleveland S Second Administration X Under President McKinley XI Furniture In Executive Mansion Originally Published In 1902 Reformatted For The Kindle May Contain An Occasional Imperfections Original Spellings Have Been Kept In Place.Thirty-six Years in the White House (1902)

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  • 89 pages
  • Thirty-six Years in the White House (1902)
  • Thomas Franses Pendel
  • English
  • 10 April 2018

10 thoughts on “Thirty-six Years in the White House (1902)

  1. says:

    Written in 1902, this first hand account of the Presidents Lincoln, Johnson, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, Harrison and McKinley is a fascinating read More matter of fact as a policeman guarding the President and First Lady than a gossipy epistle It is a step back into time and truly worth reading.Four stars because it could have developed the stories and elaborated details More than a diary or daily log book, but less than a true historical account of the p...

  2. says:

    Interesting readI enjoyed the private insights into each President s life A good historical, firsthand, story The author has a lot to share.

  3. says:

    A delightful book This was not your typical love letter to the Queen type of book I learned a few new facts, some of which were not so endearing She is one tough cookie when she needs to be, even at her age Also learned that she is witty and quite funny when it is just the family.

  4. says:

    I have an original 1902 copy of this book, and read it for historical interest, hoping for some juicy behind the scenes stories Sadly, most of it was pretty anodyne stuff, though it was cool to be inside the head of a man who knew Abraham Lincoln and was in the White House through ten Presidents and three assassinations It s fascinating to read the descriptions of the would be assassins he came into contact with, allowed inside the White House with anybody else who might wish to walk inside There are also several incidents where, asked to run some errand for the President, the White House was left entirely unguarded, with the only defense a lock on the door Unfortunately, these stories are presented briefly and matter of factly, and the things I would have been most interested in reading were only mentioned in passing or not at all Mr Pendel would have benefited greatly from the modern practice writing the bo...

  5. says:

    It was interesting to learn some tidbits about the presidents that lived in the White House from Lincoln to Roosevelt Many of the things I learned I had never heard before I wanted It seemed live some of the tales were too short.

  6. says:

    Great historical accountThis is an amazing first person account of the White House from Lincoln to Roosevelt Incredible stories of serving the presidents especially Lincoln.

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