Quotation by Benjamin Harrison

[Rutherford B. Hayes] was a patriotic citizen, a lover of the flag and of our free institutions, an industrious and conscientious civil officer, a soldier of dauntless courage, a loyal comrade and friend, a sympathetic and helpful neighbor, and the honored head of a happy Christian home. He has steadily grown in the public esteem, and the impartial historian will not fail to recognize the conscientiousness, the manliness, and the courage that so strongly characterized his whole public career.
Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901), U.S. president. Executive Order, January 18, 1893. A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents, 1789-1897, p. 383, Government Printing Office (1898).

On the death of President Rutherford B. Hayes on January 17, 1893.
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