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icial conversation with him. Early on the 14th Grant went to the office of the Secretary of War, lo and on Monday; but the Senate acted, and then Grant did exactly what he had said he would do. He ghad not intended to allow. He hoped to induce Grant to retain the post so as to test the constitutionality of the law; and Grant's prompt obedience to the law disconcerted this plan. Still Johnsonwhich implied of course that Grant was false. Grant never spoke to either of these men again, nor ing partners were intimate personal friends of Grant. If the McCulloch difficulty was recollected antly flattered himself that he could control Grant, and he probably had not given up the hope even now; while Grant, with his usual subordination, his undemonstrative demeanor, his chariness of spius, for it also made any other candidate than Grant impossible for the Republicans. Of course Graituation. Rawlins knew that he was expressing Grant's own sentiment, and Grant instantly perceive[29 more...]
n pluck of the other; the odium that came upon Grant afterward, which Sherman shared for a time, dont me a copy years afterward for my History of Grant's Campaigns, to testify that Grant was entitle other commanders; above all he was brilliant; Grant knew that he himself was none of these; and th a Christian has in the Saviour. He knew that Grant's very lack of imagination was sometimes an adam always thinking what the enemy will do, but Grant don't care a damn. He reposed on the calm strdeclared for a while that he ought to supplant Grant. The chief had lain for nearly a year in fron calculated to bring us into rivalry. To this Grant answered simply: If you should be put in commacial, he said. At this period in his career Grant was always apparently unconscious when he did as into Grant. But he got them all first from Grant; and having a greater facility of expression c he only exerted it; perhaps unconsciously, as Grant himself exerted his own faculties. The mirror[31 more...]
f of the purpose of the order. This, however, Grant suspected, and wrote to Sherman to come direct and above all the discovery of his loyalty to Grant that changed the purpose of the President. Shpartly because of this urgency of Sherman that Grant went the same day to Johnson to announce his d toward Stanton, and offered to go to him with Grant to discuss the situation; but for some reason ese verbal directions. This was not done, and Grant was placed in a very embarrassing position. Iainst Grant. Finally, on the 28th of January, Grant renewed his request for written instructions tary of War. As soon as it became certain that Grant could not and would not be used, the crafty poto place him in command of the army instead of Grant, but Sherman instantly telegraphed to his brot unhappy maniac by whose hand Lincoln fell. Grant, as well as Sherman, was tortured by the pettyd tyrannize over natures greater than his own. Grant now appealed to Sherman to write out his recol[40 more...]
made as early as 1866, and in May of that year Grant wrote to Washburne, who was then in Europe: Buundoubtedly precipitated his conclusions. For Grant was subject to all the ordinary feelings and es the blow with increased and indignant zeal. Grant, I repeat, was very human; tempted in all pointain as to their judgment or their course, and Grant was urged to use his influence with them. Theth this purpose. This was Mr. Frelinghuysen. Grant told me of his intention before he paid the vict was rendered a remarkable scene occurred at Grant's headquarters. Benjamin F. Wade, the presidild be unacceptable to his probable successor. Grant listened attentively but offered no suggestion Stanton's, of course, was one of these. But Grant made no revelation of his own purposes, if indarted for Washington and went at once to visit Grant, who revised his opinion, and Schofield entere Stanton that the President had urged him (General Grant) to accept the office of Secretary of War,[20 more...]
Chapter 17: Grant as a Presidential candidate. I have already shown Grant's original aversiGrant's original aversion to politics. Immediately after the close of the war, the attention of the country was turned toinvent a bait that must tempt him to talk; but Grant would simply look at them with no expression wk their leave. Sometimes, as the door closed, Grant would look up at me with a quizzical expressio there could be no mistaking the signs. Still Grant lived in the hope that the necessity might be successor. The struggles whose inner history Grant knew so well, the troubles with Cabinet Ministere forced as a party to uphold him. Thus when Grant was thrust into a position of personal and prost information of the vote, even in advance of Grant, and as he rushed in he exclaimed: General! Ithe record before you. With all his modesty Grant was conscious of his own character. He felt tuld not be forwarded to him, nor even opened. Grant, indeed, at this time, meant to keep himself u[6 more...]