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ent you in the name of some religious society with a Bible.
They will wait on you whenever you say—except that the Chief-Justice must be at the Supreme Court, and Mr. Stuart leaves here to-morrow night.
If you will send word to me what time will suit you, I will let Mr. Stuart know.
Mr. Stuart proposes to-morrow morning before ten o'clock, or if the court does not meet till eleven, before that time.
With great respect,
Your obedient servant, Adam Badeau. To the President of the United States.
My note was returned to me, and on the back of it Grant penciled these words, the first he wrote as President:
To-morrow before 10 A. M. at my house, or between 1 A. M. and 3 P. M. at the Executive Mansion. U. S. G.
The meeting took place in the Cabinet room, and Chase presented the Bible, expressing a hope that its contents might enable Grant to fill his high office worthily.
The Chief-Justice must have required a full share of Christian sentiment to enable him to per