Excerpt from Gen. Benjamin F. Butler's: True Record The pluck and success of Benjamin F. Butler disturbed the mill-owners and their allies. The rings of favor, friends, and inheritance, wealth and aristocratic position, ceased to despise him. Overtures were made to him, which he in turn despised. He believed in justice. He was of the people. He encountered from that time the malignant hostility of certain classes. It showed itself at the bar, in business, in social life. It tried to baf e and crush him in the war, although to do so was to side with treason! Since the war, it has transferred its hat-red to political life. It is the same spirit of caste, overbearing wealth, and tyranny, which began to abuse Benjamin F. Butler, when, a young man, they found he could t be used to buttress the for tunes of the then ruling oligarchy. But he succeeded at the bar. By intense industry, laborious study, and the advantages of his commanding and versatile intel lect, he became a necessity; and rich clients came, from whom he: commanded rich fees. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.