ention which was to nominate the candidates for President and Vice-President.
There was never a more bitter campaign than that conducted before the holding of the national convention. President Grant's friends-General Logan among them — were so outraged at the methods that had been used that they allowed themselves no respite day or night in their defence of the administration.
It is probable that General Logan's defence of President Grant against the attacks of Senator John B. Gordon, of Georgia, and other ex-Confederates who were then in the Senate, together with those of the Sumner-Schurz coterie, has never been equalled in fervor and vehemence.
To General Logan probably belongs greater credit in rendering service to President Grant in the halls of Congress than to any other man.
At no time in the history of the Government has there been a greater number of able men in Congress than there was in the early seventies.
Unhappily, ambition all too often attributes evil to the