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Chapter 17: Grant as a Presidential candidate. I have already shown Grant's original aversiGrant's original aversion to politics. Immediately after the close of the war, the attention of the country was turned to
invent a bait that must tempt him to talk; but Grant would simply look at them with no expression w k their leave.
Sometimes, as the door closed, Grant would look up at me with a quizzical expressio there could be no mistaking the signs.
Still Grant lived in the hope that the necessity might be successor.
The struggles whose inner history Grant knew so well, the troubles with Cabinet Minist ere forced as a party to uphold him. Thus when Grant was thrust into a position of personal and pro st information of the vote, even in advance of Grant, and as he rushed in he exclaimed: General!
I the record before you.
With all his modesty Grant was conscious of his own character.
He felt t uld not be forwarded to him, nor even opened.
Grant, indeed, at this time, meant to keep himself u [6 more...]