Gathering of the Clan

Another reason to like US Grant
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Author:  Colston Newton [ Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:51 pm ]
Post subject:  Another reason to like US Grant

I've long admired US Grant. (It's sort of dumb to say an untalented fellow whipped you.) Today I found another reason to like him. Despite his reputation for taciturnity, he could be really witty...and funny.

Grant and Sen. Charles Sumner (the mouthy one who Rep. Preston Brooks tried to teach his manners by caning him) became fierce antagonists early in Grant's first term. Told that Sumner didn't believe in the Bible, Grant responded, "He didn't write it."

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