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Identifier: lifeofjameswgrim00salt
Title: The life of James W. Grimes : governor of Iowa, 1854-1858; a senator of the United States, 1859-1869
Year: 1876 (1870s)
Authors: Salter, William, 1821-1910
Subjects: Grimes, James W. (James Wilson), 1816-1872
Publisher: New York : D. Appleton & Co.
Contributing Library: Lincoln Financial Foundation Collection
Digitizing Sponsor: State of Indiana through the Indiana State Library

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rote: I hope you will let me express to you my sympathy for you,and my respect and admiration for Senator Grimes. Besides myown feeling for you, I have always associated you both with myhusband, and I like to think that I am sending you his sympathywith my own. I wish the whole country could feel, as I do, thatSenator Grimes has given his life for the nation, as truly as thosedid who died in the war, and how deep a debt we owe him for hissteadfast clinging to what he knew was right, when the strugglewas so hard a one. What a blessing it must be to you to feel thatthrough all his public life you have helped and upheld him ! A companion of the later portion of his public life said: I feel more indebted to Mr. Grimes than any one for the littlesuccess I have achieved. His early friendly recognition of me atWashington gave me a position and companionship that wouldotherwise have required years of patient labor. To enjoy hisfriendship was to secure the confidence of the truest and best men

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THE TOMB IN ASPEN-GROVE CEMETERY, 1872.] TEIBUTES TO HIS MEMORY. 339 of the country. The inducements to temptation and folly are sogreat at Washington that, but for his friendly counsel and guid-ance, I might have yielded to them. In his death the State andthe country have suffered a great loss, and the young men who en-joyed his confidence, and looked to him for guidance in the future,will look in vain to find one suited to take his place. Hon. H. B. Anthony, of Khode Island, who sat next to himin the Senate, and was with him upon the Committee on NavalAffairs, says: Mr. Grimess ability, sterling common-sense, capacity for busi-ness, and unquestioned and straightforward integrity, gave himgreat influence in the Senate. He was not a frequent speaker,never a dull one. He spoke only when he had something to say,and always with a knowledge of the subject; always for effect inthe Senate, never for Buncombe. I have seldom seen a man whohad such thorough contempt for humbug. In this, as in

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Date: 2014-07-29 12:08:07

bookid:lifeofjameswgrim00salt bookyear:1876 bookdecade:1870 bookcentury:1800 bookauthor:Salter__William__1821_1910 booksubject:Grimes__James_W___James_Wilson___1816_1872 bookpublisher:New_York___D__Appleton___Co_ bookcontributor:Lincoln_Financial_Foundation_Collection booksponsor:State_of_Indiana_through_the_Indiana_State_Library bookleafnumber:410 bookcollection:lincolncollection bookcollection:americana

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