140 years ago today - Wednesday, Mar 8, 1882

[John Henry Smith]

Washington, D.C.

Senator Edmunds has the face of a Monkey and looks to me as if he would take the cats paw to put in the fire. I am not fully satisfied with the appearance of the Senate. They do not fill my anticipations as to fine looks, and while that body are much more dignified than the House the men themselves are no better looking. Members of the House are not up to my expectations. Today the Edmunds bill came up in the house and pending consideration of the same the House adjourned untill 12 tomorrow.

[Jean Bickmore White (editor), Church, State, and Politics: The Diaries of John Henry Smith, Signature Books in association with Smith Research Associates, Salt Lake City, 1990, http://bit.ly/johnhenrysmith]

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