Sixty years of American life, Taylor to Roosevelt, 1850 to 1910

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byEverett Pepperrell Wheeler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI NATIONAL POLITICS AFTER THE WAR, 1877-1884--(Continued) The Administration of Mr. Hayes was honorableto himself and to the country. If history must condemn the method by which his title was declared and his inauguration secured, it must honor his conduct when in office. Probably he reconciled his conscience to what had been done as Mr. Scudder did. William M. Evarts became his Secretary of State, Carl Schurz, Secretary of the Interior, and John Sherman, Secretary of the Treasury. During his Administration the Government and the banks resumed specie payment without shock. Confidence was restored, business prospered, commerce increased. The election of 1880 found the country satisfied. During the previous years, a Republican Committee of the House of Representatives, under the leadership of Benjamin F. Butler, had tried to distract public attention from the methods which had been adopted to seat Mr. Hayes, by attacking the good faith of Mr. Tilden and his associates during the campaign of 1876. Some of the officials of the Western Union Telegraph Company were willing to cooperate in this undertaking and produced great numbers of telegrams which had been sent during the campaign. This was done, in obedience to a subpoena, but it was done in violation of the law prohibiting such production, which showed that the officials were on the Republican side. A better piece of stage management than that of General Butler during this investigation can hardly be imagined. It is said that no cipher was ever invented which was not decipherable by skill. The cipher which had been used by the Tilden Committee was deciphered and the contents of the telegrams given to the world. They showed that he distrusted the honesty and good faith of the Republican managers a...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI NATIONAL POLITICS AFTER THE WAR, 1877-1884--(Continued) The Administration of Mr. Hayes was honorableto himself and...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:136 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217052088

ISBN - 13:9780217052085

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