Grant "Cusses" at the Carpetbaggers

April 1, 1869


Grant is tired of the headache that comes with Reconstructing Virginia. Sources report that he "cussed" to some of the carpet-baggers.


Grant "Cusses" at the Carpetbaggers. - A Richmond letter in the Petersburg Express says: " Edgar Allan has gone to Washington to see if the powers there can advise or assist him in getting revenge. Hunnicutt has also gone to the capital, with what object I do not know. But these fiittings to and fro, from Richmond to Washington and back again, show how ill at ease the Radicals of both sides are. They worry Congress and Grant to death. To one of these fellows Grant said the other day, ' By G - , sir, I wish Virginia had seceded and established her independence ; for then we would be rid of all the embarrassments that have sprung out of her reconstruction.'"
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