“When I put my pen to paper I did not know the first word that I should make use of in writing the terms. I only knew what was in my mind, and I wished to express it clearly so that there could be no mistaking it.”
So wrote Ulysses S. Grant in the summer of 1885, a few weeks before he died of throat cancer. Looking back at his life twenty years earlier, the former President and Civil War General was reminiscent of one the most important moments in United States, when he wrote the formal terms of surrender for the Confederacy’s army of Northern Virginia.
I love history. Always will. I don’t know why I would choose Ulysses Grant as my first blog entry, but I love the way he described putting “pen to paper.” I hope that I can follow in similar suit and transcribe my thoughts to this blog in a clear and concise manner. I hope it blesses those who read it. To God be the glory.
I’m Harold Dorrell Briscoe. Thanks for reading.