The Writings of Carl Schurz/From Frederick Billings, March 7th, 1877

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New York, Brevoort House.
Mar. 7, 1877.

I can hardly believe my eyes! The reform-element square at the front and you in the Cabinet! What a Reformation! I cannot help congratulating you—and, much more, congratulating the country. Now, for a resolute Forward!—in the spirit of the inaugural—and in harmony with the Cabinet, and the better days of the Republic are close at hand.