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“ [99] 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. Assuredly, Sherman 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. Chittenden has told us how the transfixed hotel clerk changed his manner on reading, “U. S. Grant and son, Galena, Ill.Horace Porter records Lincoln's cry of welcome that evening. John Sherman writes to his brother of the adulations in Washington, and his fear that Grant will be spoiled. And Grant's remark to Lincoln, “Really, ”

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