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The Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes   By: (1836-1912)

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[Illustration: RUTHERFORD B. HAYES.]

THE LIFE

PUBLIC SERVICES AND SELECT SPEECHES

OF

RUTHERFORD B. HAYES

BY

J. Q. HOWARD

CINCINNATI ROBERT CLARKE & CO

1876

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1876, by ROBERT CLARKE & CO.

In the Office of the Librarian of Congress at Washington.

Stereotyped by OGDEN, CAMPBELL & CO., Cincinnati.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER I.

ANCESTRY.

Line of Descent Family Tradition Indian Fighters Grandfather Rutherford Chloe Smith Hayes Father and Mother Characteristics Tribute to a Sister General Character of Ancestors 9

CHAPTER II.

BOYHOOD AND EDUCATION.

Birthplace University Springs Kossuth's Allusion Early Instructors Sent East College Life Began the Study of Law At Harvard Law School Story, Greenleaf, Webster, Agassiz, and Longfellow Admission to Bar 15

CHAPTER III.

AT THE BAR.

Commences Practice First Case Partnership with Ralph P. Buckland Settles in Cincinnati Becoming Known Literary Club Nancy Farrer Case Summons Case Marriage Law Partners City Solicitor 22

CHAPTER IV.

IN THE FIELD.

Appointed Major Judge Advocate Lieutenant Colonel South Mountain Wounded Fighting while Down After Morgan Battle of Cloyd Mountain Charge up the Mountain Enemy's Works Carried by Storm First Battle of Winchester Berryville 31

CHAPTER V.

FROM MAJOR TO MAJOR GENERAL.

Opequan Morass First Over Intrepidity Official Reports Assault on Fisher's Hill Battle of Cedar Creek Commands a Division Promoted on Field His Wounds A Hundred Days under Fire 43

CHAPTER VI.

IN CONGRESS.

Nomination Refuses to Leave Army Election Incident Election Course in Congress Services on Library Committee Votes on Various Questions Submits Plan of Constitutional Amendments Re nominated by Acclamation Re elected by Increased Majority Overwhelmed with Soldiers' Letters Character as Congressman 51

CHAPTER VII.

ELECTED GOVERNOR OF OHIO.

Party of States Rights Their Convention Platform Nomination of Thurman Republican Convention and Platform Nomination of General Hayes Opening Speech at Lebanon Thurman at Waverly National Interest Aroused Hayes Victorious Inaugural First Annual Message Second Annual Message 62

CHAPTER VIII.

SECOND ELECTION AS GOVERNOR.

Re nomination Democratic Platform Nomination of Rosecrans Declines Pendleton Nominated Hayes at Wilmington Election Second Inaugural Civil Service Reform Short Addresses Letters Annual Message Democratic Estimate of It Davidson Fountain Address Message of 1872 Work Accomplished 90

CHAPTER IX.

THIRD TIME ELECTED GOVERNOR.

The Senatorship Declined Army Banquet Speech Third Time Nominated for Congress Glendale Speech Declines a Federal Office Making a Home Nomination for Governor Platform Serenade Speech Democratic Convention and Platform Marion Speech of Hayes Woodford Grosvenor Schurz Inflation Drivel Interest in the Contest Honest Money Triumphant Third Inaugural 124

CHAPTER X.

NOMINATION TO THE PRESIDENCY.

Early Suggestions Letters on Subject Garfield Letter Action of State Convention Cincinnati Convention Course of his Friends First and Second Day's Events Speech of Noyes Balloting Nominated on Seventh Ballot Officially Notified Habits Personal Appearance Family Letter of Acceptance Character as a Soldier, Magistrate, and Man Domestic Surroundings 143

APPENDIX.

I. Speech at Lebanon, Ohio, August 5, 1867 167

II. Speech at Sidney, Ohio, September 4, 1867 202

III. Speech on his Re nomination, June 23, 1869 222

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