THE PRESIDENCY: As A Good Soldier . . .

"If the convention should . . . nominate me for the Presidency, I shall accept. If the people elect me, I will serve. . . .

"I would accept and serve but I would not run, in the usual partisan, political sense. But if the people command me to continue in this office and in this war I have as little right to withdraw as the soldier has to leave his post in the line. ., .

"For myself I do not want to run. By next spring, I shall have been President and Commander in Chief of the armed forces...

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