Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Diary of John Hay: Tuesday, March 8, 1864

I walked round the town this morning, — met several of the citizens who said they were pure and disinterested, and other people were unscrupulous scamps; — seems the usual topic of conversation here with strangers within their gates

SOURCES: Clara B. Hay, Letters of John Hay and Extracts from Diary, Volume 1, p. 177. See Michael Burlingame & John R. Turner Ettlinger, Editors, Inside Lincoln's White House: The Complete Civil War Diary of John Hay, p. 177 for the full diary entry.

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