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any of the acutest arguments in defense of Johnson Grant thought were in reality perversions of Sewt in an unworthy cause; and the effort to send Grant to Mexico he always attributed to Seward.
Theeen a Machiavellian triumph to have got rid of Grant at that juncture in affairs at home and at thelicy in Mexico.
But though, as I have said, Grant never got over his dislike of Seward's course, while yet he refrained from giving the lie to Grant.
Thus their relations, although after this pe
But there were many even then who placed General Grant above the Secretary of State, and Grant hiGrant himself, in more important matters than rank or etiquette, was asserting his own consequence.
He had—the Reconstruction policy; and in this defeat Grant was the principal figure and instrument.
Gran Seward must have known the affront he offered Grant, and by the rejection of the Clarendon-Johnson indispensable to the salvation of the State.
Grant's victories would have been useless, if not im