Privatbrief an den Senator W. F. Sharpe Jr. in New York, mit Dank für dessen freundlichen Brief: „[…] I appreciate your disappointment, but we have now to deal with facts, such as they are. I am sure, if you had observed the doings of those in power here as I have, you would not hesitate in making your choice between Grant and Greeley in favour of the latter. Whatever his present surroundings may be, there is at any rate a fair prospect of holding him under good influences as soon as he is transplanted from New York into a new sphere of action and responsibility. Let us all hope and work for the best […]“ – Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885) war von 1869-77 der 18. Präsident der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika. Gegen ihn unterlag bei den Wahlen von 1872 der Sklavereigegner Horace Greeley (1811-1872), der Gründer des New Yorker „Tribune“. – Rückseite des Respektblattes mit Montagespuren.