If anyone, in all of American history, ever deserved to have one on the house, it was this man right here. He held us together when we were determined to destroy ourselves. He was noble, wise, and honest. Three qualities that seem to be absent from most of the politicians I could name.
The only trouble is, he was a tea-totaler. Never touched the stuff. Once someone complained to him about the drinking of Gen. U. S. Grant. Lincoln replied, "Find out what he drinks, and I'll send a barrel of it to all of my Generals!" What a card!
Here's to you Sir! May you rest in peace.