The Atlantic Telegraph; Report of the Proceedings at a Banquet Given to Mr. Cyrus W. Field

The Atlantic Telegraph; Report of the Proceedings at a Banquet Given to Mr. Cyrus W. Field

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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. 1866 edition. Excerpt: ...reduce the price to the lowest point that will pay a suitable compensation for the vast amount that has been expended to accomplish the work. It only needs one moment's reflection on the boundless field out of which business will finally flow to this line, to form some idea of its real value to the world in the future. For one, Mr. President, I rejoice iu every application of science to any and all of the useful purposes of life. I rejoice in the belief that science will yet develope and make plain the laws and purposes of Deity. I trust that the light of science, which is the light of God, will finally dispel the clouds of ignorance which prevent mankind from seeing that the right and wise use of everything is a virtue and a good, whilst the wrong and excessive use of anything is an evil and a mistake, which it is the interest of all men everywhere to avoid. I rejoice in the hope that the work in which our friend and guest has borne so noble a part, will yet be the means of sending through the world with lightning speed a better knowledge of the fact that God has given to man the world and all that in it is, and only requires that we shall keep, subdue and hold dominion, by exercising a right or righteous government over it. (Applause.) Gentlemen, I will give you a sentiment. I give you, gentlemen: "Our glorious Union of States, bound to a common humanity by an electric chain. May it tend to establish justice as the only possible way to promote a world's welfare."' The Chairman: The sixth regular toast is--The Western Union Telegraph and the Russian Extension--The American and Asiatic links of the chain encircling the globe. The gentleman who will speak to the toast is too well known to require any announcement other than of his own...
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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236633342
  • 9781236633347