Excursion Appendix. Narrative of the Tour of the Delegates Through the United States

Excursion Appendix. Narrative of the Tour of the Delegates Through the United States

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...of Nebraska, in the name of our people to welcome you here and to greet you as honored representatives of our sister American nations. I hope, with the people I represent, that when you leave your visit will be fraught with pleasant memories. It is one of vast importance to this country and to yours. It will bring us nearer together, as we should be. Nebraska is a part of the Louisiana purchase, made by President Jefferson. It belonged once to the crown of Spain, to which we all owe a certain allegiance. As brothers we should all unite in doing each other good. Some years ago I had the pleasure of meeting the honored Emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro. I am glad to-day to welcome the representatives from his country, and I only hope that the day may not be far distant when we shall see the American flag on a thousand vessels plying between here and South American ports. Delegate Calderon, of Colombia, responded as follows; Mr. Governor and gentlemen, it is very pleasant for me to thank you in behalf of my colleagues and the countries we represent for your kind and generous reception. Our visit to the great West has been for us a series of surprises. This region is no longer that " far West" which we of Latin-America not long ago thought a mysterious and inaccessible land--something like that Dark Continent which an American citizen has made known to the world. Through American energy and ingenuity we see to-day these immense prairies cultivated, presenting to the sun their golden harvests, and here are these magnificent cities, sprung up as if by enchantment, which the steel bands of railroads have brought into communication with the rest of your powerful union. Through your energy and labor you have taught mankind what man is...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674683X
  • 9781236746832