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RE: Who Said This? - AussieMick - 03-01-2021 02:33 PM

Gene,
Wikipedia has "They arrived in Argentina in May 1902, and spent five months trying to make it as ranch owners in the Pampas. Rogers and his partner lost all their money, and he later said, “I was ashamed to send home for more.” The two friends separated and Rogers sailed for South Africa. It is often claimed he took a job breaking in horses for the British Army, but the Boer War had ended three months earlier."

The Boer War ended 31 May 1902. So it is feasible that Will Rogers, trying to earn money, was paid to break in horses.


RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 01-28-2022 04:57 AM

No googling please.

What person, whose name has been mentioned several times on this forum, said this about President-elect Lincoln's inaugural train trip?

"The President-elect is making a zigzag progress to Washington, called out to make short speeches at every important point. These speeches thus far have been of the most ordinary kind, destitute of everything, not merely of felicity and grace, but of common pertinence. He is evidently a person of very inferior cast of character, wholly unequal to the crisis."


RE: Who Said This? - Rob Wick - 01-28-2022 06:56 AM

Totally wild guess, but I seem to remember Edward Everett Hale writing something like that in his diary.

Best
Rob


RE: Who Said This? - Gene C - 01-28-2022 09:20 AM

I'll guess Salmon Chase -
Rob got me thinking, it does sound like something one would write in their diary, rather than make in a public statement


RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 01-28-2022 09:33 AM

Rob and Gene, your guesses are excellent! However, neither of them is correct.


RE: Who Said This? - David Lockmiller - 01-28-2022 10:07 AM

Was this a British reporter?


RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 01-28-2022 10:38 AM

Nope, the correct answer was not a British reporter.


RE: Who Said This? - Susan Higginbotham - 01-28-2022 01:07 PM

Horace Greeley?


RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 01-28-2022 01:35 PM

That is a thoughtful guess, Susan, but it's not him.


RE: Who Said This? - Rob Wick - 01-28-2022 02:23 PM

I should never try to answer a question just after I wake up. I added "Hale" to what should have been Edward Everett.

Best
Rob


RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 01-28-2022 03:51 PM

Right on, Rob! I was about to say this after your first answer, but then I saw the "Hale" added to the name. Everett, of course, is the same gentleman who spoke at length prior to Lincoln rising and giving the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.

After he met the President in person on April 7, 1861, Everett wrote, "His manner and appearance were better than I expected to find them, and particularly courteous toward me."

SOURCE


[Image: CB661288-F2F6-40C7-52E312598B0DE494.jpg]
Edward Everett



RE: Who Said This? - GustD45 - 01-29-2022 01:47 AM

(01-28-2022 03:51 PM)RJNorton Wrote:  Right on, Rob! I was about to say this after your first answer, but then I saw the "Hale" added to the name. Everett, of course, is the same gentleman who spoke at length prior to Lincoln rising and giving the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863.

After he met the President in person on April 7, 1861, Everett wrote, "His manner and appearance were better than I expected to find them, and particularly courteous toward me."

SOURCE


[Image: CB661288-F2F6-40C7-52E312598B0DE494.jpg]
Edward Everett

Didn't Everett also run for Vice President in 1860?


RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 01-29-2022 04:48 AM

(01-29-2022 01:47 AM)GustD45 Wrote:  Didn't Everett also run for Vice President in 1860?

Good memory, Gust! Quoting Wikipedia: "The 1860 Constitutional Union Convention met in May 1860, nominating John Bell of Tennessee for president and Edward Everett of Massachusetts for vice president."


RE: Who Said This? - RJNorton - 04-19-2022 01:54 PM

No googling please.

Who said, "I have often said that I thought that the South acted too hastily"

The right answer has been mentioned previously on this forum.


RE: Who Said This? - J. Beckert - 04-19-2022 03:15 PM

Sounds like a southerner trying to sit in the middle of the fence regarding the origins of the conflict. I’ll guess Andrew Johnson.