of the South, which we have heard, if I understand it aright, ought to take little or no part here, because the South has nothing to give, but everything to receive.
No, gentlemen, the need that presses upon the conscience of this convention is a candidate who can carry doubtful States, both North and South.
And believing that he, more surely than any other man, can carry New York against any opponent, and can carry not only the North, but several States of the South, New York is for Ulysses S. Grant.
Never defeated in peace or in war, his name is the most illustrious borne by living man.
His services attest his greatness, and the country—nay, the world—knows them by heart.
His fame was earned not alone in things written and said, but by the arduous greatness of things done.
And perils and emergencies will search in vain in the future, as they have searched in vain in the past, for any other on whom the nation leans with such confidence and trust.
Never having had a policy to