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LIFE AND PUBLIC SERVICES

OF

ULY S S E S S. G R A NT,

FROM HIS BIRTH TO THE PRESENT TIME,

AND

A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF

EION. HENRY WILSON.

BY

CHARLES A. PHELPS.

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FROM DESIGNS BY HAMMATT BILLINGS.

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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1872, BY CHARLES A. PHELPS, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

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A COMPLETE history of President Grant’s administration must be reserved until its close, and for a larger volume. The present work contains the War record of General Grant, and the leading events of his first Presidential term. The attempt has been made to portray the character of the MAN in each period of his career to the present time. To this has been appended a Biograph

ical Sketch of Hon. Henry Wilson.

C. A. P. AUGUST, 1872.

“I care nothing for promotion, so long as our arms are successful.” Grant to Sherman, Feb., 1862.

“If my course is not satisfactory, remove me at once. I do not wish in any way to impede the success of our arms.”

Grant to Halleck, Feb. 6, 1862.

“No theory of my own will ever stand in the way of my executing in good faith any order I may receive from those in authority over me.”

Grant to Secretary Chase, July, 1863.

“I shall have no policy of my own to enforce against the will of the people.”

Grant, May 29, 1868.

“Human liberty the only true foundation of human government.”

Grant's Letter to Citizens of Memphis.

“LET Us HAVE PEACE.”
Grant's Letter, May 29, 1868.

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