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He owned a large farm and lived in a brick house . It would appear that Jesse married above his own condition in life , for he possessed nothing but his job . But these comparisons are mere phrases , for they assert a distinction that ...
An Englishman who lived at the Spottswood Hotel in Richmond in 1864 wrote that he was paying twenty dollars a day for his ... and that he had never lived so inexpensively in his life , as the cost of his living was equal to only three ...
He was a strict constructionist ; he lived by the letter of the Constitution as conscientiously as the priests in Solomon's temple lived by the Mosaic law ; and under the Constitution the granting of the suffrage was a privilege ...
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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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