Letter from Ulysses Grant to Robert Grier

Letter from Ulysses Grant to Robert Grier
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December 15, 1869

President Ulysses S. Grant accepts Associate Justice Robert Cooper Grier's (Class of 1812) resignation from the United States Supreme Court and thanks him for his service to the country. "In looking upon your long and honorable career in the public service," President Grant notes that "it is my agreeable duty and privilege.... to recognize the great service which you were able to render to your country in the darkest hours of her history by the vigor and patriotic firmness with which you upheld the just powers of the Government, and vindicated the right of the nation under the Constitution to maintain its own existence." Transcript included.

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Gift of Boyd Lee Spahr