e who knew him preferred to cross the street rather than meet him. Can any one gauge the despair of a man who, little as he studied himself, must have known how far below himself he was living?
In March, 1860, Grant went to weigh leather and buy hides for his father's branch store in Galena.
He was paid six hundred dollars at first, and later eight hundred.
But this did not support his wife and four children.
He went to the war in debt, which he paid from his first military savings.
In 1866 he refused his inheritance, saying that he had helped to make none of his father's wealth.
This must be remembered in considering Grant's acceptance of presents in acknowledgment of his military services.
The year at Galena was more than ever isolated.
His quiet judgment, however, seems to have been wide-awake.
He went to hear Douglas during the campaign of this year, and, being asked how he liked him, answered, He is a very able, at least a very smart man.
And from having been a Democ
picuous, are omitted because of their present trifling value.
It is impracticable to enumerate many documents,--Sumner's speeches, for example,--essential though they be to the student.
I. Grant and his campaigns.
By Henry Coppee.
(New York, 1866: Charles B. Richardson.) By far the best of the early military biographies.
With General Sheridan in Lee's last campaign.
By a staff officer [F. C. Newhall]. (Philadelphia, 1866: J. B. Lippincott Company.) The most vivid story of the cava1866: J. B. Lippincott Company.) The most vivid story of the cavalry battles yet told.
III.* personal history of Ulysses S. Grant.
By Albert D. Richardson.
（Hartford, Conn., 1868: American Publishing Company.) Full of anecdote and interest.
On the whole, better than either its contemporaries or its followers.
Military history of Ulysses S. Grant.
By Adam Badeau.
(New York, 1868-81: D. Appleton & Co.) A pompous third-rate production, and untrustworthy.
V. The Virginia campaign of ‘64 and ‘65.
By Andrew A. Humphreys.
(New York, 1883: Charle<