Of course the “compromise” is the topic of conversation in political circles, and all sorts of opinions are expressed as to who will be the fortunate candidate, Tilden or Hayes. A general feeling of relief pre­vails that a means to avoid the danger of more civil war has been found, and hope is ex­pressed that Congress will provide a way to prevent like complications in future. Everyone is glad that the vexed question is dis­posed of, and that Congress can now go to work upon the Appropriation bills, and other matters of legitimate legislation, which claim its attention.

— Column by the Sentinel’s Washington correspondent, pen-name Socrates, on dealings that brought Rutherford B. Hayes into the White House by removing federal troops from the South, ending Reconstruction, Feb. 15, 1877