THE RECEPTON OF GENERAL GRANT IN ENGLAND.
Manawatu Times, Volume II, Issue 90, 29 August 1877, Page 3
THE RECEP TON OF GENERAL GRANT IN ENGLAND.
General Grant arrived at Liverpool on tbe 28th May. The- port was gaily decorated, and the reception most enthusiastic. At Manchester, Leicester, and other places there were great demonstrations of welcome. In a' letter describing his arrival, he says : " I love .to see ' our countryhonoredand respected abroad, and I feel proud to believe it is by most all nations, and by some even loved. It has always been my desire to see all jealousy between England and the United States abated and every sore healedb" Together they are more, powerful for the spread of commerce and civilization than all others combined,, and can do more to remove the causes of war by creating a mutual interest that would be much - endangered by war." On his arrival m London General Grant was feted on all sides, and underwent a trying ordeal of festivities. He dined, with the Gjueen, and attended a concert and ball at Buckingham Palace ; dined with the Prince of Wales, Duke of Wellington, Lord Mayor, Duke of Cambridge, and Mr Disraeli. The "Lord Provost of Edinburgh intimated the desire of the Corporation and citizens to make a public recognition of respect. The reception by the people was'very warm. He visited Oxford Commemoration to receive .the degree of D. C. L. The Government, at Wb solicitation, are favoursably:consiaering the.pardonof Fenian Davett undergoing fifteen years sentence. A demonstration of working men is projected. He was presented 1 with- the freedom of the City of London on' 15th June, m ' the presence of 800 -people at Guildhall. Earl Derby, Sir Stafford Northcote,
Lord Aberdeen, Mr Cardwell, the Hon. Mr Foster, and Lord Tenterden were present. The Lord Mayor and Mr Chamberlain read addresses, and presented the right hand of . fellowship as a citizen of London amid loud applause. At the dinner at the Reform Club, Earl Granville proposed the ex-president's health., and Grant m replying, said, " I hope, when the opportunity is offered me of calmer and more deliberate moinente, to put on record my grateful recognition of thef raternal sentiments of the English people, and the desire of America to render an adequate reßpohse. The speech of Earl Granville has inspired thoughts in/ymy- bosom wichit is impossible for me to express. Never have I lamepted so much as now niy poverty m phrases to give due expression to my affection for the mother country. ' ' On ; June 16th he visited a fete m his honor at Aiexapdra Palace, and af ter; war^lgLv a%eife Vfifch^t^ . and Friticess of the Emperor and Empress of Brazil, and ministers.