Remarks in Belvidere, Illinois
November 05, 1868
Gentlemen, I see many of you in uniforms. You laid them off three years ago. You can now lay them off again and we will have peace. Good night.
Ulysses S. Grant, Remarks in Belvidere, Illinois Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/355332