The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 27, July 1923 - April, 1924 Page: 249
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tional obligation than a town meeting, yet I knew and respected
the convictions of yourself, and your school, who held that your
State controlled your allegiance. And I think in all that unfor-
tunate and bloody drama there was nothing more touching, more
admirable, grander, than to see Judge Campbell descend from a
place which filled all his pride-most congenial, most grateful
to him, all his surroundings adjusted to it, a place to him of
honor and renown-to follow the fortunes of his State into a
war the disasters of which none foresaw more vividly or more
painfully than he.
He bore himself well throughout that dire struggle, and when
it closed he came back to his profession, and has labored in it
I wrote to Judge Miller and said to him, "Lay the subject
before Chief Justice Waite and if he and the Republican mem-
bers of the Bench will go to the President and ask him to replace
Judge Campbell on the Bench, and the President will do it, it
will be the most grateful of all things he can do to the South and
will electrify the Country."
If any other than strictly professional considerations, the term
of service within the purview of the best organization of the
Court, now receives any weight from the President, John A.
Campbell is the man.
Every inch a Lawyer, a great lawyer, the whole South knows
him as such, has pride in him as such; his reputation is national.
Let the President put him back on the Bench. He would pay
a just tribute to the Law. He would touch the South on a chord
to which every Southern man will respond.
But with Johnson, it may be very wise, nay, appropriate--very
well considered, I do not say it is not. I merely say, I do not
know enough of him to see it in that light, and I have my mis-
givings that the public feeling will be that it is well meant to the
South, in the spirit of generosity and magnanimity which has so
gratified and moved the country, but not judicial in itself.
I have written greatly beyond what I started out to say.
Should it b.e in your way, should it accord with your sense of
duty to express these views to the President, I hope you will do it.
I pray that his appointments and his administration may
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