The Writings of Carl Schurz/From Charles Francis Adams, Jr., October 13th, 1875

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31 Pemberton Square,
, Oct. 13, 1875.

I got home this morning, serene in the knowledge that “old Bill Allen's” grey and gory scalp was safely dangling at your girdle. The world will never know it, but I was a leading factor in yesterday's result, for it was I who first agitated your return as the one helve which could complete the German axe necessary to the braining of that aged barbarian.

Be so good as to present my respects to Mrs. Schurz, and tell her that I am thoroughly impenitent and shall be glad to do it again.