The Centennial Anniversary of the Birth of Edward Everett

The Centennial Anniversary of the Birth of Edward Everett

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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. 1897 edition. Excerpt: ... transmit it to those who are coming after us to show that we cherish these principles which underlie our national liberty, for which these men gave so much, stood so well, and have come into history with honor because of their labors and services. I hope occasions of this kind will be more frequent here in our midst, for our good not only, but for the benefit of the generation that will follow us. (Applause.) Alderman Hall.--There is present this afternoon a member of the Everett family, one of the grandsons of Edward Everett, and a member of the Boston Common Council. He is well known at City Hall, and is esteemed, and I might say beloved, by all of his associates and those who have connection with the city government. He is here as chairman of the committee on the part of the Common Council. I take pleasure in having the honor of presenting to you Mr. Sidney B. Everett. ADDRESS OF SIDNEY B. EVERETT. Mr. President, Gentlemen of the Dorchester Historical Society, Ladies and Gentlemen: --In the dual capacity in which I appear before you today, both as representing1 the Boston City Government, (I believe the first member of my family that has ever been elected to an office in the Boston City Government, ) and also as the grandson of Edward Everett, the able oration about whom you have just heard, it gives me great pleasure, although not altogether entire satisfaction, as I had hoped that the duty would be done more ably by my uncle, Dr. Everett, --but it nevertheless gives me great pleasure to thank you today for the touching and appreciative tribute to my grandsire that I have witnessed. In this great republic a man has to stand or fall more or less by himself. Some are placed in the world with more material advantages and more backing, financiallyshow more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576683
  • 9781236576682