1869 · Washington D.C.
Randall was a Pennsylvania Democrat, born in Philadelphia and a Union soldier during the War. He was Speaker of the House 1876-1881. This letter is an early, unfavorable evaluation of President Grant's character, only two weeks after Grant's inauguration as President. "The chief characteristic thus far developed is his vindictiveness. He must have much changed from the time when he received Lee's surrender. But we shall see the end is not yet. (Inventory #: 36730)