Friday, November 10, 2023

I Rise

I rise only to say that I do not intend to say anything.  I thank you for your hearty welcomes and good cheers.

-- Ulysses S. Grant (1822 - 1885), 18th president of the United States of America, from 1869 to 1877, and Commanding General of the U.S. Army during the American Civil War, U.S. Grant's "perfect speech" which he used on several occasions beginning in 1865, as quoted in Grant: A Biography (1982) by William S. McFeely, p. 234

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