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1864 January 16: High Praise for Governor Salomon

January 18, 2014

An article from the Milwaukee Sentinel, reprinted in The Prescott Journal on January 16, 1864.

Governor Salomon.

The Milwaukee Sentinel, in a recent article concerning Gov. SALOMON [Edward Salomon], very truly says ;—

“When, by a terrible and unforeseen fatality, Gov. HARVEY [Louis P. Harvey] was removed from the position he was so much honoring, and the Governorship devolved on the Lieut. Governor elect, there were but few who did not sympathize with him in his new and unusually delicate position.  To assume its duties so suddenly and unexpectedly, would have been a severe trial for any man under any circumstances, but to succeed a Governor so unusually and deservedly popular as LOUIS P HARVEY, and at a time when the Executive business was so vast and arduous, was far more than an ordinary trial of ability and fidelity.

We believe that taking Gov. SALOMON’S Administration as a whole, the people of the State will generally and heartily accord to him the high praise of having discharged the difficult duties imposed on him, with a degree of executive ability, impartiality, fearlessness and patriotism, rarely exhibited by Governors of States.

He can retire to private life with the assurance that no public officer of this State has ever won more rapidly upon the esteem and confidence of the people, and may rest assured that the fact that another was selected to fill his place, is no imputation upon the manner in which he has discharged its duties.”

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