man, and Sheridan, and Thomas, and Canby, and Stanton, and Halleck, and the President; and after re North, and on the 14th, Grant telegraphed to Stanton: The best that can be done with despatches fomation from his superiors.
The despatch from Stanton arrived on the 1st of November, and at six P.0.30 P. M. on the same day, he telegraphed to Stanton: Enough now seems to be known to say who is tersburg.
On the 13th of November, he said to Stanton: I would not, if I could, just now, do anythiar, in complete accord, but the measures that Stanton resorted to were sometimes harsher than he ap those who had no weapons in their hands, but Stanton felt that these were as determined in their h, massive in intellect, sleepless in energy,— Stanton loomed grandly among the most important charaweapons unwieldy.
But, whatever his faulted, Stanton was not weak.
He fired the engine and workedinstincts, his own will, his own ambition.
Stanton's ambition, however, was not an ordinary one.