caused him to rejoice over Lincoln
Except his vote for Buchanan
, his single political manifestation previous to this had been to join the Know-Nothings at St. Louis
, and attend one meeting.
But now he had listened to Douglas
, and preferred Lincoln
; and South Carolina
The state of the country became his one thought.
It is interesting to reflect that South Carolina
, the first state to leave the Union
, sent one man in thirty-eight to the Revolution, while Grant
's ancestral state, Connecticut
, furnished one man in seven, or five times as many.
furnished one in twenty-eight.