ry of War.
It meant, and Grant so understood it, that the President of the United States was plotting mischief, and that the General of the Army was required to helortion referring to Stanton:
[Private.] headquarters armies of the United States, Washington, D. C., August 1, 1867. His Excellency, A. Johnson, President of the United States:
Sir,—I take the liberty of addressing you privately on the subject of the conversation we had this morning, feeling as I do the great danger d.
I would not have taken the liberty of addressing the Executive of the United States thus, but for the conversation on the subject alluded to in this letter, anhe lines struck out by Grant's own hand:
headquarters armies of the United States, Washington, D. C., August 12, 1867.
Sir,—Enclosed herewith I have the transmit to you a copy of a letter just received from the President of the United States, notifying me of my assignment as Acting Secretary of War, and directing me