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The particular reform that irked Conkling was the then-novel proposal to eliminate patronage in federal civil service hiring.
So quipped U.S. Sen. Roscoe Conkling of New York 130 years ago.
Of the Conkling letter, his private secretaries later observed: “Nothing he ever uttered had a more instantaneous success.”Lincoln the Primitive Communicator? What He Can Teach Modern Politicians|Douglas L. Wilson|December 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At this time Captain Conkling was seventy-five years old, and had retired long since from active diving.Careers of Danger and Daring|Cleveland Moffett
The President tried hard afterwards to regain Mr. Conkling's friendship, but in vain.
Mr. Conkling had occasion to make a request of the President which the latter could not see his way clear to grant.
As previously stated, however, the President was anxious to avoid a break with Senator Conkling.
That remark wounded Mr. Conkling's pride; and he could never be induced to forgive the one who had so hurt him.