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LET HIM A-LONE, NOW HE'S COME HOME...


Let him A-lone, Now He's Come Home... By Thomas Nast
After resigning his Senate seat, Conkling returned to New York like a sheep returning to the fold. New York's junior senator, Thomas Platt, dutifully did the same—as sure to follow his mentor as the tail follows the sheep.
credit: U.S. Senate Historical Office