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" I did not want the Presidency and have never quite forgiven myself for resigning the command of the army to accept it; but it could not be helped. I owed my honors and opportunities to the Republican party and if my name could aid it I was bound to accept. "
Around the World with General Grant: A Narrative of the Visit of General U.S ... - Page 450
by John Russell Young - 1879 - 1262 pages
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The Quarterly Review, Volume 150

William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, Sir John Murray IV, Rowland Edmund Prothero (Baron Ernle) - 1880
...marked dislike to the military service. He was wholly destitute of ambition of any kind. ' I did not want the Presidency, and have never quite forgiven...accept it ; but it could not be helped. I owed my honours and opportunities to the ^Republican party, and if my name could aid it I was bound to accept....
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Military and Civil Life of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant: Leading Soldier of the Age ...

James Penny Boyd - 1885 - 734 pages
...wrong, when I came to command the Army of the Potomac — that a head was needed to the army. I did not want the Presidency and have never quite forgiven...second nomination was almost due to me — if I may be pardoned the phrase — because of the bitterness of political and personal opponents. My re-election...
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Military and Civil Life of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant ...

James Penny Boyd - 1885 - 734 pages
...wrong, when I came to command the Army of the Potomac — that a head was needed to the army. I did not want the Presidency and have never quite forgiven...second nomination was almost due to me — if I may be pardoned the phrase — because of the bitterness of political and personal opponents. My re-election...
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Life of Ulysses Simpson Grant

Emma Elizabeth Brown - 1885 - 384 pages
...the work that Providence devolved upon me. I did not want to be made lieutenant-general. I did not want the presidency, and have never quite forgiven...for resigning the command of the army to accept it." The following letter, however, written while at West Point, to his cousin, McKingstry Griffith, shows...
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CAMP-FIRE SKETCHES AND BATTLE-FIELD ECHOES

W.C. KING AND W.P. DERBY - 1886
...was the work that Providence devolved upon me. I did not want to be made lieutenantgeneral. I did not want the presidency, and have never quite forgiven...resigning the command of the army to accept it.— Conversation. We will not deny to any of those who fought against us any privileges under the government...
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850...

James Ford Rhodes - 1906
...1893. * Letters,vol. ii. jj^6&. 8 " I did not want the presidency," said Grant in 1879, "ancTaavenever quite forgiven myself for resigning the command of...and if my name could aid it I was bound to accept." Around the World with General Grant, JR Young, vol. ii. p. 452. tomed to seeing men leap from farm...
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Every where ..., Volumes 27-28

Will Carleton - 1910
...when I came to command the Army of the Potomac — that a head was needed to the army." "/ did not want the Presidency, and have never quite forgiven myself for resigning the command of the army ; but it could not be helped. I owed my honors and opportunities to the Republican party, and if my...
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Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar: A Memoir

Moorfield Storey, Edward Waldo Emerson - 1911 - 355 pages
...not want it, and have never quite forgiven myself for resigning the command of the army to accept it. I owed my honors and opportunities to the Republican...my name could aid it, I was bound to accept." The Judge was too high-minded to cherish any grudge against the President for asking for his resignation....
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Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar: A Memoir

Moorfield Storey, Edward Waldo Emerson - 1911 - 355 pages
...patriotic purpose who, called to the Presidency later, said of his acceptance, "I did not want it, and have never quite forgiven myself for resigning the command of the army to accept it. I owed my honors and opportunities to the Republican party, and, if my name could aid it, I was bound...
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Star-Spangled Men: America's Ten Worst Presidents

Nathan Miller - 2008 - 272 pages
...quite forgiven myself for resigning command of the Army to accept it," Grant said after leaving office. "But it could not be helped. I owed my honors and...Republican party and if my name could aid it I was bound to accept."1 Grant's frank appraisal was supported by Woodrow Wilson, one of Grant's abler successors:...
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