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Proceedings and Debates of the 1867 Constitutional Convention
Volume 74, Volume 1, Debates 496   View pdf image (33K)
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which the President rode on the previous evening, and
escorted by a number of citizens and the committee of
twenty-four of the Constitutional Convention, were taken
to Light street wharf, where the splendid steamer Samuel
J. Pentz lay, and where they were received by Governor
Swann, and at once embarked. Mayor Chapman, on ac-
count of official business, was unable to accompany the
guests to Annapolis, and, after bidding them adieu, re-
tired. On the route from the hotel to the boat the Presi-
dent was received with hearty cheers by crowds who had
assembled on the streets. The Fourth Artillery Band
from Fort McHenry had been brought up to the boat, and
as the President passed from the wharf played "Hail to
the Chief. "
Captain Kirwan, of the Sam'l J. Pentz, had everything
in readiness, and as soon as the party was on board the
shrill whistle was sounded. The band from Fort McHenry
accompanied the party. Capt. Mitchell and a posse of
policemen were on board for the purpose of ensuring the
orderly execution of all arrangements, but it was soon
found that their services would not be needed. The boat
was quite crowded, and all who so desired were introduced
to the President. By the time the Pentz reached Fort
Carroll, Mr. Johnson appeared to have made the personal
acquaintance of all on board. All objects of interest were
pointed out to him by Gov. Swann and others, and he ex-
pressed himself as perfectly delighted with the Chesa-
peake. Mr. Seward, with a few friends, soon after the
boat left the wharf, betook himself to the lower deck, and
passed the couple hours consumed in making the trip in
smoking and conversation.
Accompanying the distinguished guests were Governor
Swann; General Brooks, commandant at Fort McHenry;
Major Roder, Lieut. Creig, Major Rodney, Major Frank
Smith, Capt. Bancroft, of the Fourth United States Ar-
tillery; Gen. Gordon Granger, of the United States army;
Adjutant General John S. Berry, Inspector General N. L.
Jeffries, Commissionary General Wm. H. Neilson, Judge
Advocate General Ferdinand Latrobe, of the State militia;

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