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 Posted: Thu Nov 1st, 2007 08:45 pm
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"Deprecate" is a bit strong. Thomas had a different method. To Grant and Sherman and others, he was slow. We might now recognize the trait as meticulous preparation, but they saw it as "slow." And they said so. But Thomas's value was such that they accommodated "slow" and gave him huge responsibilities. That they might have considered him slow did not at all deter them from trusting him to take on critical tasks.

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