Citizens of Brooklyn, at the Mansion House

Citizens of Brooklyn, at the Mansion House

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ... the Administration has been as much honored by the appointment as our friend has been. (Applause.) It is a pleasure to attend on any occasion that brings together Brooklyn men. Our great fault as Brooklyn men is, that we do not come together more. I call every one of you to witness, who has been present on any occasion resembling this--in a faint degree, for I have never seen such an assemblage of Brooklyn men--that, whenever we have met and talked of Brooklyn, we have gone home with our heads higher, and with a firmer tread, and with a stronger sense of love for the city in which we live. I cannot, therefore, sympathize in the sentiment of our fellow-citizen, that Brooklyn may some day be lost in another city. I remember once to have heard of a woman who had a quarrel with another, and that other called her an "individual," when she burst into tears and said, u Have I lived so long to be called an individual?7' And I cannot help thinking that, although we have the representatives of two cities before us, some of us must feel in the same category. Born in New York, and a resident from choice in Brooklyn, honoring my native city, and faithful to the city of my adoption, I have often been happy when making the union of afFection in my heart, and never until lately have I seen a cause of regret or unpleasantness from this source. But here we are, New York and Brooklyn, and I do not know how many other parts, individualized into a Metropolitan District (Laughter and applause.) I beg pardon, sir, if I have trespassed on the harmony of the meeting by the introduction of party politics. But my only excuse is, that that is a kind of politics to which I am not a party. (Renewed laughter and applause.) Our friend goes from Brooklyn, and it is right, as I...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236659546
  • 9781236659545