Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.
James Abram Garfield (183181)
When the shadow of the Presidential and Congressional election is lifted we shall, I hope be in a better temper to legislate.
Representative JAMES A. GARFIELD, letter to General Hazen, August 1, 1867, concerning his difficulty in getting legislation passed to reduce the size of the military.The Life and Letters of James Abram Garfield, vol. 1, p. 421 (1925).