Across the Continent; Atlantic & Pacific Railway. Portland & Rutland Railroad. Official Record of the Corporators, April 30, 1868

Across the Continent; Atlantic & Pacific Railway. Portland & Rutland Railroad. Official Record of the Corporators, April 30, 1868

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ...to present be requested to hand them to the appropriate committees for consideration. This motion was carried, and the Convention then, on motion of Gen. Washburn, adjourned. Second Day. Wednesday, August 5. The Convention reassembled at half-past 10 o'clock, and was called to order by the President. The committees on business not being ready to report, the Hon. Erastus Brooks, of New York, was, on motion of Mr. H. P. Deane, of Portland, invited to address the Convention. SPEECH OF HON. ERASTTJS BROOKS. Mr. President, and Gentlemen of the Convention, --Although I was invited by one of your number to be present during the deliberations of this Convention, I must say, in all candor and in all frankness, this was hardly the entertainment I expected. Sir, I came, in good faith, to observe and to listen, and not to attempt to teach or instruct the Convention, if I were able to do so. How far this is a national convention, how far it is an international convention, how far it is sectional or local, has not yet been developed by anything that has transpired. Sir, I am in my native State, and I naturally feel all the interest that one attaches to the fact that he stands, as it were, upon his native heath again. I never have forgotten the city where I was born; I certainly have never been indifferent to the interests of this city, or of the State of Maine, and I can say, in all truth and in all sincerity, in the words of the poet--" Where'er I roam, whatever realms to see, My heart, untravelled, fondly turns to thee." I also remember, sir, that although born here, my interests, my business, my family relations, my present and my future, belong to another State and to another locality--the State of New York and the city of New York; and I do not...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236639618
  • 9781236639615