April 15, 1869

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April 15, 1869 - Peg-gott, H. L. N. Tomlin-son, McMeeh-ifl, of...
Peg-gott, H. L. N. Tomlin-son, McMeeh-ifl, of EX-PRESTDEJiT EX-PRESTDEJiT EX-PRESTDEJiT JOHNSON. Ilia Obitamry frern at f reach Mtaad-Poimt. Mtaad-Poimt. Mtaad-Poimt. From Paris, March 2 The former Presidoht of the United States, Andrew Johnson, succumbed, on March 25, to the effects of an attack pf paralysis. This event, which would have mode, some months ago, a universal Impression, will now be hardly noticed in America, while in Eurorx) it will pass by almost un perceived. Johnson was living in retirement retirement in his house at Greeuvlllo, in the State of Tennessee. Scarcely a month after his relin- relin- quisnmens oi power oo waa accounteu or no greater moment in the) politics of the land than his humblest fellow-citizen. fellow-citizen. fellow-citizen. In I860 the American people bad elected him to the Vice-Presidency Vice-Presidency Vice-Presidency only, thiit is to say, to a sinecure. A cruel chance the assassination of Lincoln threw into h3s hands the Presidential powers. Prom that day he fought one of the most desperate conjbats recorded in the constitutional historyi of any nation. While the struggle emlunil, he showed himself the man nature made him ; her handiwork he had neither time nor care to refatuiion. die was violent, violent, intemiiemte in speech, prodigal of insults, aud aiiilacions as well ias subtle, as was proven when, toward the closoof the year 18G7, he strove to rid himself of a Secretary of W;ir whom he disliked. disliked. Dwelling amid; a people whose familiarity familiarity is almost brutal, he found means to appear vulgar. 1 1 has been said that yielding to a weakness too comniou-among comniou-among comniou-among his druiit ryme.n, he feared not to stimulate a naturally excitable temperament. He was a member of no teminrance society. He had a coarse passion frr that which he deemed Just, and brought to. the defence of the most righteous causes an Uncontrolled anger that, iu any other land, would have rendered these causes hateful, i It waS thus he wrestled for three years with Congress, and risked twice or thrice being susjiendea frotn his ottice, for he insisted that the pacilifcatiou of the South should not be a matter of ounqucst. But, most important important of all things, he was a good citizen and a worthy man. On thje list ef l'resldents commencing commencing with Washington and ending with Lincoln, Lincoln, the name ot the former tailor of Greenville will be one of the most Justly tsstecinod. Amen. ' "

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  1. The New York Times,
  2. 15 Apr 1869, Thu,
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