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Civil War Harper's Weekly, October 14, 1865
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NEW YORK, SATURDAY, OCTOBER
[SINGLE COPIES TEN
CENTS. $4,00 PER YEAR IN ADVANCE.
Entered according to
Act of Congress,
in the Year 1865, by Harper & Brothers,
in the Clerk's Office
of the District Court for the Southern District
of New York.
ANDREW JOHNSON'S TAILOR-SHOP IN GREENVILLE, TENNESSEE.—[PHOTOGRAPHED
PARDON-SEEKERS AT THE
print on this page two engravings pertaining
two very different periods in the life of
President ANDREW JOHNSON.
The first is a picture of the tailor-shop in Greenville, East Tennessee, where
as a young man he labored at his trade. One of his
comrades, still living, says that
him at making a coat, though his spelling was rather below the mark. But the
future President mended in the matter of spelling after he married, as we all
know, and has rather outstripped his old comrade. Our second illustration
represents President JOHNSON
in the attitude of pardoning rebels who have returned to their allegiance.
Hundreds of these pardon-seekers daily besiege the White House. They crowd into
the ante-room and are ushered into the President's
presence each in his turn, and if found all right on the record they are
pardoned, otherwise not.
THE LATE CAPTAIN MARSHALL.
recently de-ceased, was a native of this State. He was born in North Easton, Washington
County, in 1792, and at the time of his death, which took place at his residence
in Fourteenth Street in this city on the 23d ult., was in the seventy-fourth
year of his age ; and when dying was in the full possession of all his
faculties, and surrounded by his children. He died as he had lived, a sincere
Christian and a true patriot.
At the age of fifteen, a mere stripling, and in apparent delicate health,
weighing then but 96 pounds,
he left the family homestead in the Mohawk Valley
, with but
fifteen dollars in his pocket, to seek his
fortune on the ocean. He reached
there on foot for many miles, and took passage
on a sloop to New York, which it took the sloop
nearly eight days to reach ! Steam motion and railways were then scarcely
thought of. Looking about this city, which at that time contained a population
of only some thirty or forty thousand, he could find no vessel to gratify his
desire for a sailor's life, and
went to Nantucket, where the whaling business afforded to the young and daring
adventurer an opportunity for the exercise of his talents. We find him at the
age of twenty-six in the command of the ship
Caesar; then taking a command in the " Old Line"
of Liverpool packets, and commanding and building the most splendid ships in
ISAAC WRIGHT & SON
had established the " Old Line" in 1819.
THOMPSON & ODDIE
succeeded them ; and when the "Old Line"
had not fulfilled the expectations
of those who were interested, GOODHUE
Captain CHARLES H. MARSHALL,
the other owners, bought it out, and placed the
agency of it in the hands of the subject of this sketch. How well and how
faithfully he discharged his du-ties is familiar to all interested in that line.
To keep pace with all the improvements in navigation, to compete successfully
with foreign vessels, and to avail himself of the genius and skill of American
ship-builders, he secured
WILLIAM H. WEBB to construct his ships, and under this great marine
architect he successively had built for him the ships
Europe, Columbia, Manhattan, Fidelia, Webb,
Western, Montezuma, and several other pack-et ships, thereby giving a
great impulse to American navigation.
MARSHALL became a member of the Chamber of Commerce many years since, and
has been an active and efficient member, rendering substantial aid to the
The Marine Society, of which he was the Presi-