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Benjamnin F. Butler, Butler's Book: Autobiography and Personal Reminiscences of Major-General Benjamin Butler 5 1 Browse Search
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enough. Well, Judge, I said, laughing, I will do better than that; I will vote for you five times, and then feel at liberty to change. Oh, said he, that will be more than enough, and we parted. My personal preference for President was Guthrie of Kentucky, who had been Secretary of the Treasury during Pierce's administration. Being well acquainted with him I had great reverence for him as a clear-headed man, of quick perceptions, of careful and conservative reflections upon all subjeng to ballot further, move to rescind that rule of the convention. The balloting began. Mr. Chapin, my colleague, a firm and consistent Democrat, voted with me, we having agreed to vote together, for I had learned that his preference was for Guthrie. We voted for Douglas seven times consecutively, and the secession of South Carolina made the vote so close that Mr. Douglas was within one vote of a majority. The most ordinary understanding of the action of political conventions will convi
n to Richmond, 267, 289; quoted upon attack on Petersburg, 702-703. green, Brig.-Gen. John A., reference to in New York election troubles, 754, 757. Greenback, constitutional Money, 954-956. Greble's battery at Big Bethel, 269, 272. Greyhound, Butler's headquarters boat, 683. Griffin, John Quincy Adams, relates incidents of Butler, 996-997; upon Butler's character, 996-998. Grigg's Texas Brigade, position near Richmond, 723. Guadalupe, Hidalgo, treaty, 1007. Guthrie, Pierce, Secretary of Texas, Butler's references for President, 136. H Haggerty, Capt., Peter, goes ashore at Annapolis, 191-192; delivers message, 194; sent secretly to Baltimore, 226; expresses opinion on contraband question, 258; reads up on the battle of Marengo, 864; on Butler's staff, 890-891. Haygood, General, sends flag of truce, 649; brigade reference to, 704. Hahn, Mr., chosen Congressman in Louisiana, 523. Halleck, Gen. H. W., refusing aid to Farragut at Vicksburg considered