A Slight Drink Of Whiskey

by Gaz Regan · Monday, February 24th, 2014 · Quotes

A Slight Drink Of Whiskey

“The written statement of his predecessor, Vice-President Hamlin, which Johnson preserved, was to the effect that both men rode together to the johnsonCapitol, at which time the Vice-President elect appeared quite sober, but that, on arriving at the Senate wing, he complained of nervous exhaustion and took a slight drink of whiskey to steady himself; and that this little was enough to exhibit him to the distinguished Senate audience intoxicated.”  President [Andrew] Johnson and Posterity by James Schouler.  Found in The Bookman: An Illustrated Magazine of Literature and Life.  Published by Dodd, Mead and Company, 1912.

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