"Let Us Have Pease, Ha Ha"
  Cartoonist:  H. Wehrmann
  Source:  Library of Congress.
  Date:  c1868

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Complete HarpWeek Explanation:
A sheet music cover for a humorous song on the origins of Grant's campaign slogan, "Let Us Have Peace." In reality, those were the closing words of his letter accepting the Republican presidential nomination (May 29, 1868).

Source: American Political Prints, 1766 - 1876: A Catalog of the Collections in the Library of Congress, 1991, by Bernard F. Reilly, Jr.












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