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John Harrison Wilson, The life of Charles Henry Dana, Chapter 25: epoch of public corruption (search)
importance. During the whole of this year, and, indeed, ever afterwards, as occasion seemed to call for it, the Sun kept Kemble's formula of corruption-He understands addition, Division, and silence --before the public. It exposed and denounced the Credit Mobilier gang, the Washington Ring, the Louisiana carpet-baggers, the Central Pacific contractors, the congressional salary grab, and the plan for the annexation of Santo Domingo. It opposed the confirmation of Caleb Cushing and George H. Williams for the Supreme Court of the United States, and had the pleasure of seeing their names withdrawn. It denounced the weakness and incompetency of Richardson as Secretary of the Treasury, the corruption of Creswell as Postmaster-General, and of Robeson as Secretary of the Navy. It held up to public scorn the name of Oakes Ames, for distributing gratuitously the stock of the Credit Mobilier, which had made enormous profits out of the construction of the Union Pacific Railway, and expose