The Reminiscences of Carl Schurz/Volume Two/Note
In giving this second volume of our father's Reminiscences to the press, we have left it as it came from his pen. He would undoubtedly have wished to revise it, perhaps even to change the character of certain passages, for he wrote down at random the recollections as they came to his mind. But we, upon whom the task he left unfinished has now devolved, believe it best to leave what he wrote as it stood.
We cannot, however, allow these pages to go from us without acknowledging gratefully the devoted assistance of Miss Ruth Putnam, without whose aid we should not have been able so soon to prepare the work for publication.
|New York, October, 1907.|