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“ [100] Mr. President I have had enough of the show business,” completes the picture. No, not quite. One week later, when he was in Nashville arranging with Sherman the vast concluding process of the Rebellion, the “show business,” in the shape of the mayor with a rosewood box and a sword caught him again. Sherman's incomparably briks pen has drawn the scene:
The mayor rose and in a most dignified way read a finished speech to General Grant, who stood as usual very awkwardly; and the mayor cllosed his speech by handing him the resolutions of the city council, engrossed on parchment, with a broad ribbon adn large seal attached. After the mayor had fulfilled his office so well, General Grant said, “Mr. Mayor, as I knew that this ceremony was to occcur, and as I am not used to speaking, I have written something in reply.” He then began to fumble in his pockets, first his breast-coast pocket, then his pants, vest, etc.,

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