of the White House
, nor indeed by any politician of respectability and position.
But it did not succeed.
, whose conduct through all his career had been straightforward, honest, and obedient to law, could not in decency submit to the imputations authorized by a President of the United States
, although he was a man in whom, notwithstanding his high office, the country had learned to put little confidence.
He addressed to the President
the following letter, which palpably states the truth:--