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Page 191 - I accept your nomination in the confident trust that the masses of our countrymen North and South are eager to clasp hands across the bloody chasm...
Page 59 - I hate it ; I know how many friends I shall alienate by it, and how it will injure the Tribune, of which so little is my own property that I dread to wreck it ; yet ... I should despise myself if I pretended to acquiesce in his reelection. I may yet have to support him, but I would rather quit editing newspapers forever.
Page 101 - Then came the spontaneous rally which had been carefully planned the night before. The Hall was filled with a mechanical, preordained, stentorious bellowing. Hoary-haired, hard-eyed politicians, who had not in twenty years felt a noble impulse, mounted their chairs and with faces suffused with a seraphic fervor, blistered their throats hurraying for the great and good Horace Greeley.
Page 48 - ... store for the world than can be reached through "the regular ticket," and that democracy will never have half a fair trial till brains and knowledge and good morals have been enlisted into its service, which they never yet have been. I think we may fairly look forward to building up on the ruins of the Republican party a better party than we have yet had, and I trust that in a year hence we shall see our way to it more clearly than we do now, having for its object Tariff Reform, Civil Service...
Page 33 - I regard the movement headed by Carl Schurz, Brown, etc., as similar to the Tennessee and Virginia movements, intended to carry a portion of the Republican party over to the Democracy and thus give them control.
Page 15 - I think the warmest friends of Grant feel that he has failed terribly as president — not from want of honesty or desire, but from want 01 tact and great ignorance.
Page 117 - But things I believe will all come out right. Your Father was so impressed with the fatal influence which any concession on the part of Mr Fish would have on our political situation, that he went in to talk over matters with him Sunday 'The arbitration of the Alabama Claims, as arranged by the Treaty of Washington, was in progress at this time in Geneva, with grave danger of failure of arbitration. On May 13th Earl Russell said in the House of Lords, — "The case seems to be now between the honor...
Page 170 - It has been done, so far as I remember, by but two Presidential candidates heretofore, and both of them were public speakers, and both were beaten.
Page 8 - ... presence — a most unhappy combination, of which the world has not wanted examples from Saul and Pompey down. Such men as infallibly make mischief as they defraud expectation. If you write about American politics, remember that Grant has always chosen able lieutenants. My own opinion is (I give it for what it is worth), that the extreme Republicans will be wofully disappointed in Grant. At any rate, if he should throw away his opportunity to be an independent President, he is not the man I take...