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f his conduct at this time. After a stay of a few days in Chicago, I returned to the East, and shortly afterward Mr. Russell Young, who had accompanied Grant during the greater part of his European and Asiatic tour, went out to visit him at Galenn which he represented the views of those of Grant's friends who were averse to his standing again. Mrs. Grant suspected Young's purpose, and tried to thwart it; and the discussions between Young and the General were usually carried on in her abseailure embittered his feeling toward all who contributed to it. This remark has no reference to Young. Grant followed Young's counsel, and in the end perhaps wished that others had done so too. It was at his urgent advice that Mr. Young was afteMr. Young was afterward appointed by President Arthur, Minister to China. But though Grant's disappointment was acute it was not manifested with any loss of dignity. The world knows how soon he accepted defeat and fell into line as a follower in that party of whi
ner; Mr. Smalley, the correspondent of the New York Tribune, invited him to breakfast, and Mr. Russell Young, of the New York Herald, to dinner; the Reform Club and the United Service Club gave him do one else so constantly and familiarly on subjects of general importance and interest. Mr. Russell Young, the European correspondent of the New York Herald, accompanied General Grant during the winter of 1877-8. Mr. Young, although a warm political adherent and a personal admirer, had hardly before this been intimate with Grant; but during this winter he became one of his closest companions e criticised, but criticism will do no harm so long as your facts are right. My opinion is that Young's publication of table talks will add many thousands to the number of readers of your book. PeoNew York. Yours, U. S. Grant. Letter no. Sixty-five. General Grant recommended Mr. Russell Young to the new Administration, either for the mission to Mexico or to China or Japan.