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The History of the Butterfly, Part 107: Rousseau’s Speech

Historical reports about Grinnell and Rousseau often state that the assault was because Mr. Grinnell insulted Rousseau personally and insulted the State of Kentucky.  That is true, but that is not the whole story. The Congressional Globe recorded debates that … Continue reading

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History of the Butterfly, part 105: Grinnell’s Side of the Story

From:  Men and Events of Forty Years, J.B. Grinnell, 1891: I never saw a man struck by another with a blow in anger until I was called to in a friendly voice on the porch of the capitol of Washington, … Continue reading

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