december 1872

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  • The Fight of a Man With a Railroad

    “The comfort and tranquillity of peaceful passengers are rudely broken in upon and their lives endangered by a brutal assault upon an offender in a car. Pistols are sometimes drawn in the scuffle, and innocent people are as liable to be shot as the combatants; ladies in delicate health may be put in sudden peril through fright; but the barbarism of the railroad must be carried out, and none but juries seem to recognize the impropriety of the proceedings in a court of law.”

  • Meeting of Jefferson and Hamilton

    “Naturally, the man of executive force and the man of high qualities of mind regard one another with even an exaggerated respect.”

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