Quotation by Rutherford Birchard Hayes

I am succeeding very well so far with my legging, but it is a very mean business for a man that has been well brought up to engage in. It is the only way to get a bill from Cincinnati through, so it must be done.
Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893), U.S. president. Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes: Nineteenth President of the United States, vol. I, pp. 349-350, ed. Charles Richard Williams, The Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 5 vols. (1922-1926), Hayes to L.B. Otis (February 12, 1851).

Written in Columbus, Ohio, where he was lobbying for bills advantageous for Cincinnati in general and for a piece of his property in particular.
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