I know General Grant better than any other person in the country can know him. It was my duty to study him, and I did so day and night, when I saw him and when I did not see him, and now I tell you what I know, he cannot govern this country.
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All persons harboring or secreting the conspirators or aiding their concealment or escape, will be treated as accomplices in the murder of the President and shall be subject to trial before a military commission, and the punishment of death.
|Birth:||19th December, 1814|
|Death:||24th December, 1869|
Edwin McMasters Stanton was born in Steubenville, Ohio, USA. He was an American lawyer and politician who served as Secretary of War under the Lincoln Administration during most of the American Civil War. In the nation's capital, he caught the attention of President James Buchanan, who appointed Stanton to the position of attorney general. In 1869 he was nominated as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court by Johnson's successor, Ulysses S. Grant; however, he died four days after his nomination was confirmed by the Senate.
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