Ulysses S. Grant Quote
Give Mister Moses assurances that I have no prejudice against sect or race, but want each individual to be judged by his own merit. Order No. 11 does not sustain this statement, I amidt, but then I do not sustain that order. It never would have been issued if it had not been telegraphed the moment penned, without one moment's reflection.
To Isaac N. Morris (1868), as quoted in The Papers of Ulysses S. Grant: July 1, 1868–October 31, 1869, by Ulysses S. Grant, p. 37. Also quoted in Grant (2001), by Jean Edward Smith, pp. 459–460. - Letter to Isaac N. Morris (1868)