A Garrison view of General Grant

January 1, 1869  “The confidence of the nation in the integrity, good sense, modesty, soundness of judgment, clear discrimination, executive ability, and peaceable and just administration of General Grant is quite unlimited  … I feel sure there will be no weakness or vacillation on his part during his term of office. He will be judicious in his choice of cabinet advisers, and in his presence political corruption and partizan self-seeking will stand abashed.”