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Chapter 12: Farewell to the army reception at Trenton visit to Boston in the winter of 1863 oration at West Point in June, 1864 The reasons for this summary and abrupt dismissal of General McClellan, strange to say, have never been distinctly and officially given to the people of the United States. The President
mac too recently to make a speech.
Our parting was sad. I can say nothing more to you; and I do not think you ought to expect a speech from me.
He arrived at Trenton, his point of destination, at four o'clock on the morning of the 12th.
On the evening of the 13th, an address of welcome was made to General McClellan, on behalf of the citizens of Trenton, by Andrew Dutcher, Esq. A large number of interested and sympathizing spectators were present.
In reply, he said,--
My friends,--for I feel that you are all my friends,--I stand before you not as a maker of speeches, not as a politician, but as a soldier.
I came among you to seek quiet and repose