which so marked his character.
His parting on leaving the city cannot be forgotten.
Cordially shaking the hand of his hostess he said: ‘You have made my stay here most agreeable, and I am a thousand times obliged to you; but in reply to your request for me to come again, I must say to you I never expect to be in Cincinnati
I have nothing against the city, but things have so happened here as to make it undesirable for me ever to return.’
felt that Stanton
had not only been very discourteous to him, but had purposely ignored him in the case, and that he had received rather rude, if not unkind, treatment from all hands.
, in his brusque and abrupt way, it is said, described him as a ‘long, lank creature from Illinois
, wearing a dirty linen duster for a coat, on the back of which the perspiration had splotched wide stains that resembled a map of the continent.’
,” adds Mr. Dickson
, “remained in Cincinnati
about a week, moving freely around, yet not twenty men knew him personally or knew he was here; not a hundred would have known who he was had his name been given to them.
He came with the fond hope of making fame in a forensic contest with Reverdy Johnson
He was pushed aside, humiliated and mortified.
He attached to the innocent city the displeasure that filled his bosom, and shook its dust from his feet.”
On his return to Springfield
he was somewhat reticent regarding the trial, and, contrary to his custom, communicated to his associates at the bar but few of its incidents.
He told me that he had been