General Grant a Strong Radical
August 12, 1869
General Grant is a strong Radical. He supports "Wells in Virginia, Stokes in Tennessee, and now opposes Dent in Mississippi."
General Grant a Strong Radical-- A leading member of the Republican party of Mississippi, who left here some days since to see the President, has just returned from Secretary Fish's residence on the Hudson. He had a long interview, during which the politics of Mississippi were fully discussed, the President himself lending off in a free statement of his own views on the condition of affairs in the South. If the gentleman who had the interview felt at liberty, without the President's permission, to give in detail the views so fully expressed to him, there would no longer be the slightest doubt that the former heartily sustained the party that supported Wells in Virginia. Stokes in Tennessee, and now opposes Dent in Mississippi. There is not the slightest reason to doubt that he is strongly opposed to the Pent movement, believing that it is intended mainly to defeat the only loyal party in that State. So definite and clear were the views expressed by the President that a publication of them is deemed most important by leading Republicans. A careful statement is being prepared, and the President's permission for its publication will be asked on his arrival tomorrow-- Washington Telegram--New York Tribune
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