God's sake and your country's sake, come out of Washington
That is why Grant
did come out when he was general-in-chief.
Better, far better, had he never gone back as president.
knew him very well.
Ceremonies and crowds attended him after his arrival in Washington
to receive his new rank.
His actual arrival with his little boy was according to his own inveterate modesty.
Unheralded from the train in the early morning, he waited his turn behind the more pushing travellers, and reached the hotel book last.
has told us how the transfixed hotel clerk changed his manner on reading, “U. S. Grant
and son, Galena, Ill.
” Horace Porter
's cry of welcome that evening.
writes to his brother of the adulations in Washington
, and his fear that Grant
will be spoiled.
's remark to Lincoln
, “Really, ”