Friday, May 24, 2013

General Butler has . . .

. . . the faculty of using the right language at the right time.  During a recent interview with Mayor Monroe, the latter remarked that “he (Gen. Butler) had always been a friend of the South.”  The General here interrupted him with the following remarks: “Stop, sir, let me set you right on that point at once.  I was always a friend to Southern rights, and an enemy to Southern wrongs.”

– Published in The Burlington Weekly Hawk-Eye, Burlington, Iowa, Saturday, June 7, 1862, p. 1

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