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05-29-2015, 06:14 AM
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Who Said This?
Who said/ wrote this?

"Three fourths of the political world - those who lead especially - are corrupt-fish - dollar-power seekers - mud hunters - scoundrels"

* Hint - He was a contemporary of Lincoln

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05-29-2015, 06:26 AM
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Ward Hill Lamon?
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05-29-2015, 07:03 AM
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Seward?

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05-29-2015, 07:08 AM
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Good guess, but it's not Lamon or Seward

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05-29-2015, 07:29 AM
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Thomas Nast?
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05-29-2015, 07:32 AM (This post was last modified: 05-29-2015 08:09 AM by loetar44.)
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Leonard Swett ?
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05-29-2015, 08:34 AM
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RE: Who Said This?
All good guesses, but no

Hint #1 - this person is probably best know for his association with Lincoln before he became president. However, the statement was made in 1861.

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05-29-2015, 08:41 AM
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James H. Matheny?
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05-29-2015, 08:51 AM
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Not him either....
the next hint will be in two hours

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05-29-2015, 09:23 AM
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Alexander Stephens
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05-29-2015, 09:24 AM
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Herndon ?
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05-29-2015, 10:10 AM (This post was last modified: 05-29-2015 10:36 AM by L Verge.)
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RE: Who Said This?
Stephen Douglas?

(05-29-2015 10:10 AM)L Verge Wrote:  Stephen Douglas?

I cheated and looked it up. Seward wrote this to Leonard Swett regarding the appointment of Simon Cameron to the Cabinet, so Bill appears to have given the correct answer - unless my source is wrong. http://abrahamlincolnandthecivilwar.word...nard-swett
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05-29-2015, 10:43 AM (This post was last modified: 05-29-2015 10:47 AM by Gene C.)
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Kees is correct. Very good!

From "Lincoln's Herndon" by David Donald (p.81) quote is from a letter Herndon wrote to Lyman Trumbull on Jan 27, 1861

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05-29-2015, 10:59 AM
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05-29-2015, 11:21 AM (This post was last modified: 05-29-2015 11:24 AM by Gene C.)
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An "Honorable Mention" to Laurie for cheating...which is perfectly acceptable in the world of politics.
That must have been a common saying back then.

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