"He was no seeker of popularity, certainly he never
descended to any of the truckling arts to secure it, and probably
to some extent he lost favor by the high tone of both his character
and his bearing, and by the selectedness of his friendships."
--the obit of Lafayette Sabine Foster in "Memorials of Connecticut
Judges and Attorneys, as printed in the Connecticut reports, pages(s) 606-612"
This is the man who would have been acting president pro tempore of the Senate...had John Wilkes Booth's full plan succeeded...that is to say, the assassination of Lincoln, Vice President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of State William Seward together.
And what does it matter ultimately anyway?
As ever, our salvation hangs nailed to a cross, and as ever, the mob always screams for Barabbas.
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