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The Life, Public Services and Select Speeches of Rutherford B. Hayes

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Published: 1876
Language: English
Wordcount: 85,109 / 261 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 56.4
LoC Category: CT
Downloads: 427
Added to site: 2007.07.11 17594

n. The pupil taught his sister each day what his instructor taught him.

Through the agency of his uncle, Sardis Birchard, his guardian, who at this time took charge of his education, Rutherford was sent to an academy at Norwalk, Ohio. Here he remained one year under the instruction of the Rev. Mr. Chapman, a Methodist clergyman of scholarly attainments. In the fall of 1837, to complete his preparation for college, he was sent to quite a noted school at Middletown, Connecticut, kept by Isaac Webb. Mr. Webb, being a graduate of Yale, made a specialty of preparing students for admission to Yale College. His scholars came from every part of the United States. In one year, his Ohio pupil's preparatory course was completed. The character established by him at this school is made known in the concluding portion of a commendatory letter addressed by Isaac Webb, his instructor, to Mrs. Sophia Hayes, which reads:

"The conduct of your son has hitherto done 'honor to his mother,' and has secured our sincere

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 3.7 from 3 reviews: ****

Haven't read the book. However, Mr. Homer's review of this book seems to contain some false information. I am unable to verify any of it so far...

Greg Homer

Quite right Marc..good spot!

President Hayes' second wife Carmelita actually ran the U.S. government for only 18 months; not the full two years, as I stated.

Ezekiel Crevlok, the White House pastry chef filled in for the ailing President Hayes durning his last six months of his Presidency.

I apologize to the Manybooks readers and will be more careful and accurate in the future.

Greg Homer

Certainly not one of our better known Presidents, Rutherford B. Hayes was a man of great accomplishment. Some interesting facts:

*Hayes invented Tetherball and wrote the original rule book, still in use today.

*He imported the first tequilla into the U.S. during his administration. Tequilla Shooters were served during all White House events, including the annual Easter Egg Roll.

*President Hayes' second wife, Carmelita Hayes, was our only First Lady who did not speak English; was a minor; and who had mulitple tattooes. When Hayes had a debilitating stroke during his second year in office, Carmelita effectively ran the Governement for the remaining two years of his term.

I hope will add 'The Rules of Tetherball' to their vast library in the future.



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