Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Mr. Seward” in chapter 1 of Matthew Arnold, Civilization in the United States: First and Last Impressions of America.:
... and he was glad, therefore, to see Lincoln elected.
Secession was imminent, and with secession, war; but Grant confesses that his own views at that time were those officially expressed later on by Mr. Seward , that the war would be over in ninety days.
He retained these views, he tells us, until after the battle of Shiloh.
Lincoln was not to come into office until the spring of 1861.
The South wa...
† This entity has been selected by the automated classifier as the most likely match in this context. It may or may not be the correct match.