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is future chief by the familiar nick-name of Sam Grant. Long afterward, during the Wilderness camparters with the news that Hancock was routed. Grant was seated on the ground whittling a stick; he In the march from Cold Harbor to the James, Grant's headquarters came up with Hancock at the poiccord. There was no assumption on the part of Grant, and the feeling of camaraderie was perfect. t a vacancy among the major-generals, to which Grant promptly nominated Hancock, who thus received Washington before he went to New Orleans, and Grant, who was now convinced that Johnson's course wk proceeded to New Orleans against the wish of Grant, determined to carry out Johnson's policy, whiach supposed the other had been discourteous. Grant was told that Hancock came to his headquartersWhen Hancock was nominated for the Presidency, Grant, in the privacy of his own house at Galena, utthough they had not been meant for the public, Grant could not and would not disavow them when the [13 more...]
Grant and Catacazy. in the first year of Grant's Presidency, Mr. Constantine de Catacazy was od will, and asked for a copy of my History of Grant, which he wanted to have translated into Russibelieve him? From which it may be judged that Grant had begun to fathom the character of the pleni only foreign minister who wanted to translate Grant's history when he was President, and afterwardhe United States. Years after this when General Grant went to Europe, it was thought that the fe87, Mr. Boker wrote to me: I did advise General Grant against going to Russia, because on my pretisfaction. You may remember that I saw General Grant in London while you were there. He informed that the Czar would be happy to receive General Grant. An interview was arranged; the General wster's aid. Alexander seemed very curious, General Grant told me, to know how an American Presidentreedom from forms which showed that he thought Grant's position almost, if not quite, on a level wi[6 more...]
g occasions. They met for the first time when Grant visited Washington to receive his commission ap at the south end of the great East Room; and Grant, all suffused, looked like a lion at bay, as tgh he did not often attempt a pun. Prior to Grant's arrival at the East, the reorganization of tonform to the terms which he had proposed; and Grant himself was still in harmony with the Presidename the objects of Johnson's hostility. But Grant stood by Sickles as he did by Sheridan. When tion. It is within my personal knowledge that Grant particularly desired that Sickles should accepas Minister to Spain. In all this arrangement Grant took the liveliest interest. I have explaind General Rawlins in regard to the policy that Grant should pursue toward Spain. While Rawlins was person to London and explain the situation to Grant. For Thiers took it as certain that Grant's send the summer in Switzerland and Germany. General Grant accordingly changed his plans, and in a da[37 more...]
r 46: Grant and Romero. no account of General Grant's career would be complete that left out aeir friendship was the more remarkable because Grant, as a rule, was not fond of foreigners; in theWhen at last the end of the feeble empire came Grant often told me his views. He was very stern, aose to commit himself by recorded expressions, Grant always believed that his tacit condemnation of of it was both patriotic and legitimate. General Grant not only shared but enjoyed the intimacy, elsewhere described; but during the period of Grant's two administrations Romero remained in Mexicd these he transferred to the company of which Grant was President. But neither the General nor thrary failure. During this period, while General Grant was pressing upon the business community antal policy Romero was the worthy colleague of Grant. No diplomatist has ever been accredited to ter this their relations became almost tender. Grant accepted the temporary assistance, and was gra[35 more...]
Chapter 47: Grant and his friends. General Grant's friendships were like everything else int think, however, this was always gratitude in Grant, so much as a pride in not doing the ordinary es, whether to the State or to his friends. Grant's friendships were divided and distributed in ffected their relations one particle. Then, Grant had political intimates who never got near to except Borie from this category; and certainly Grant had a profound personal regard for Fish, but hI think that after the death of Rawlins I knew Grant as closely as any one except Mrs. Grant; but te General to his partner was such that Porter, Grant's former secretary and aide-de-camp, did not f have been useless to attempt to interfere. Mrs. Grant herself had her anxieties and suspicions in was a fault, how rare, how noble a failing! Grant's friends or professed adherents often failed cause ignominy cast on them reflected odium on Grant. His business fortunes of course were ruined [18 more...]
pter 48: Grant in his family. I first saw Grant at Nashville soon after the battle of Chattanove you definite information as to dates when Mrs. Grant visited me at City Point. She went there, honths under their roof in the last year of General Grant's existence, when the terrible shock of th I venture—I trust without indelicacy, for General Grant's private life is a matter of importance t was because she believed him true or false to Grant; and her instincts were sometimes nearer righte point was reached, even in personal matters, Grant was immovable. Mrs. Grant wanted many things also supported others whom he believed that Mrs. Grant unjustly disapproved. He would not overthroman, I believe, required such inducement. Mrs. Grant shared many of her husband's secrets, but noot know him intimately can ever say how much Mrs. Grant helped him; how she comforted him, and enabled him Her Majesty would be happy to receive Miss Grant at a private audience at Buckingham Palace, [11 more...]