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More against Grant. Incapable-drunken-may even take opium. Fremont be better than he. Crux of battle will be in Kentucky or in trying to cross the Ohio. Why bother with taking Charlestown?
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McIlvaine, Charles Petit, "Letter to S.P. Chase" (1863). Charles Pettit McIlvaine Letters. 242.