Annual Convention and Banquet Volume 5-17

Annual Convention and Banquet Volume 5-17

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...let me congratulate you on his standing and influence at Washington. In the next Congress he will become Chairma of the important Committee on Foreign Afiairs, and as surh will be able to exert great influence on the building up of the prestige and trade of the United States in foreign lands, which will prove of direct and lasting benefit not only to Rochester and New York, but to all the country. What with Perkins at the head of this great Committee in the House, and Elihu Root a member of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate, the nation at large can be felicitated on the outlook. Tomorrow night at a public gathering under the auspices of the Chamber of Commerce, I am to discuss the vital issue of the extension of our foreign markets with special reference to our twenty ambitious, progressive sister American Republics to the south of us. For this reason my reference on this topic tonight will be general. We must awake, whether we are clothiers or stool manufacturers, to the immeasurable effect on our prosperity and welfare of maintaining close commercial relations with foreign countries. Think of it; what would happen to our industries if our foreign trade valued at three billions of dollars l($3, ooo, ooo, ooo) per annum were cut off. It would bring a paralysis and stagnation too serious and disastrous to contemplate. Our foreign profits are a "velvet" to our entire economic industrial output which enables us to keep thousands of factories going, hundreds of thousands of men employed, even in dull times, and thus to protect the regular product in price and quality for the home market. The greatest undeveloped field in the future for the United States is.in Latin America and yet this vast opportunity is not generally...show more

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  • Paperback | 168 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 313g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236904710
  • 9781236904713