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ong other things, to prevent the removal of Mr. Stanton, who alone, in the cabinet, supported the c made manifest, was to remove or suspend Secretary Stanton, whom he hated, and to put Grant in his to the Senate his reasons for suspending Secretary Stanton, his little game was made apparent. Thee the office of Secretary of War the moment Mr. Stanton was reinstated by the Senate. even though ffice bill, contended that he had suspended Mr. Stanton under the authority given by the constitutinate refused to concur in the suspension of Mr. Stanton, my powers as Secretary of War ad interim wndisputable, and I acted accordingly. With Mr. Stanton I had no communication, direct nor indirected my official letter announcing that, with Mr. Stanton's reinstatement by the Senate, I had ceasedat it would be agreeable to you and also to Mr. Stanton--satisfied, as I was, that it was the good al Sherman. Before I consented to advise Mr. Stanton to resign, I understood from him, in a conv[21 more...]
hnson, the sneers and opposition of northern Democrats, and the schemes of perverse rebels. Again, in his respect for the tenure of office act, he resisted the machinations of the President and his advisers to disregard the law, and involve him in a violation of it. His obedience to law has always been based upon respect for the source of law,--the will of the people. He conducted the war in accordance with the declared policy of the loyal people, and in his protest against the removal of Stanton and Sheridan, he boldly told Mr. Johnson, It is more than the loyal people of this country (I mean those who supported the government during the great rebellion) will quietly submit to, to see the very men, of all others, whom they have expressed confidence in, removed; and again, he reminded him, This is a republic, where the will of the people is the law of the land. I beg that their voice may be heard. Thus, by his acts and by his language, he has put himself upon record, and establish