ARMY & NAVY: Grandson Grant

ARMY & NAVY

Spring was coming to Washington with a rush. Sap was rising. The Japanese cherry trees encircling the Tidal Basin in Potomac Park were about to burgeon. A soft greenish sentimentality was adrift in the air. Ulysses Simpson Grant III walked out of the long flat Navy building, sniffed the sweet air, drove to the Tidal Basin, examined the cherry tree buds with the expert eye of a lieutenant-colonel of engineers. Then, in his official capacity as Director of Public Buildings and Public Parks of the National Capital, he predicted that...

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