Mr. Johnson Advised to Resign
March 4, 1868
Johnson's friends advise him to resign, a suggestion Johnson is not too fond of.
MR. JOHNSON ADVISED TO RESIGN. Some of the president's most prominent friends have called upon him, and advised him to send his resignation to the Senate tomorrow, and carry his appeal to the people, on the ground that he could not get a fair trial in the Senate ; in which event the Democrats would certainly nominate him, and his chances would be excellent for reelection; but that if he should sit still much longer he would be convicted and rendered incapable of ever holding office again. The President was considerably taken aback, and finally said he would consider it, and turned the conversation.
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