Grand Opening of the Northern Pacific Railway; Celebration at St. Paul, Minnesota, the Eastern Terminus, September 3rd, 1883

Grand Opening of the Northern Pacific Railway; Celebration at St. Paul, Minnesota, the Eastern Terminus, September 3rd, 1883

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... we western men are somewhat over-fluent and boastful in our speech. Perhaps it may be true; but, while we talk, we also act, and the great captain wh- honors us by his presence here to-night, (applause and cheers) will tell you of our western men in the times that tried our nation, and say whether at Shiloh or the Wilderness, the words of western men exceeded their brave deeds. (Applause.) Yes, we are proud; proud of our country, that so well deserves our devotion; proud of our state, --that shines the brighest star in the westward course of empire; proud of our beautiful and beloved city, our home that we have built with our own hands; and still more proud than all for her to greet you hereto-night, her honored guests, and for the city of St. Paul to bid you a thousand hearty wo 1 comes. (Applause.) For you, Mr. Villard, there is something more to add, and our city, though reasonably well furnished with western orators, finds all too poor mere spoken words to give to you, as she would desire, an assurance of the sincere esteem in which you are held; and so we have prepared in more enduring type, that which we wish to say to you. And now, with your permission, and for the good pleasure of these our guests, I will read it that they may hear, 'To Henry Villard, President of the Northern Pacific Railway--Sir: The occasion of your present visit to our city, marking as it does one of the most important events in our history, enables us in some degree, to express to you our full recognition and sincere appreciation of the eminent public and administrative qualities displayed by you in bringing to an early and suc: essiul completion that magnificent highway from the Pacific to the Mississippi, the Northern Pacific railway; and that enterprise, so...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123650853X
  • 9781236508539