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Francis B. Carpenter, Six Months at the White House, XXVII. (search)
dom with which I have canvassed your views, I have not in any respect injured your feelings. In further evidence of this peculiarity of his mind, I will state that notwithstanding his apparent hesitation in the appointment of a successor to Judge Taney, it, is well known to his most intimate friends, that there had never been a time during his Presidency, when, in the event of the death of Judge Taney, he had not fully intended and expected to nominate Salmon P. Chase for Chief Justice. Theespect injured your feelings. In further evidence of this peculiarity of his mind, I will state that notwithstanding his apparent hesitation in the appointment of a successor to Judge Taney, it, is well known to his most intimate friends, that there had never been a time during his Presidency, when, in the event of the death of Judge Taney, he had not fully intended and expected to nominate Salmon P. Chase for Chief Justice. These were his very words uttered in connection with this subject.