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Who Said This? - Gene C - 05-29-2015 06:14 AM

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


RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 05-29-2015 06:26 AM

Ward Hill Lamon?


RE: Who Said This? - LincolnMan - 05-29-2015 07:03 AM

Seward?


RE: Who Said This? - Gene C - 05-29-2015 07:08 AM

Good guess, but it's not Lamon or Seward


RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 05-29-2015 07:29 AM

Thomas Nast?


RE: Who Said This? - loetar44 - 05-29-2015 07:32 AM

Leonard Swett ?


RE: Who Said This? - Gene C - 05-29-2015 08:34 AM

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.


RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 05-29-2015 08:41 AM

James H. Matheny?


RE: Who Said This? - Gene C - 05-29-2015 08:51 AM

Not him either....
the next hint will be in two hours


RE: Who Said This? - Wild Bill - 05-29-2015 09:23 AM

Alexander Stephens


RE: Who Said This? - loetar44 - 05-29-2015 09:24 AM

Herndon ?


RE: Who Said This? - L Verge - 05-29-2015 10:10 AM

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.wordpress.com/tag/leonard-swett


RE: Who Said This? - Gene C - 05-29-2015 10:43 AM

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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RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 05-29-2015 10:59 AM

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RE: Who Said This? - Gene C - 05-29-2015 11:21 AM

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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