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In his capacity as military governor he was besieged by a buzzing crowd of people who wanted permission to do this and that ... business men who had come down from the North to make money out of the war — some of them his own relatives ...
Grant wanted Sumner removed from his place as Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee , and he spoke to a number of senators about it , unofficially . The Senate stood ready to support the administration in most measures of public ...
Vanderbilt wanted to return these possessions , but the Grants declined to take them back . Eventually Vanderbilt gave the curios and swords to the United States government , and they are now in the museum at Washington .
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This biography of Grant extends into a history of his times. The writing is informed, elegant, readable, and interesting. And very quotable: "Certainly no man can be a Christian and a soldier at the ... Read full review
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