James Gillespie Blaine Volume 3

James Gillespie Blaine Volume 3

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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. 1905 edition. Excerpt: ...that he had fully exonerated himself. But there were exceptions, and they were influential exceptions. The tone of the Chicago Tribune, and of both the great Republican dailies of Cincinnati, where the convention was to be held, was distinctly hostile. Their reception of Mr. Blaine's answer to the charges made against him was as cool and suspicious as was that of the Democratic press. It even suggested a doubt whether these important journals would support the nomination, should it be made, and it certainly caused many delegates who did not themselves question Mr. Blaine's integrity to withhold their votes from him, lest the absolute union of the party, which all knew to be essential, should be put in peril.1 On Sunday morning, June 11, three days before the meeting of the Cincinnati convention, Mr. Blaine and his family made ready to go to church, as was their custom. As it was an oppressively warm day Mrs. Blaine suggested that they should go in a carriage, but Mr. Blaine declared that he felt unusually well that morning and preferred to walk. The party had just reached the steps of the church when Mr. Blaine was suddenly prostrated, and sank into the arms of his wife. He murmured something about a pain in his head, and then became unconscious. Help was summoned quickly, and he was taken to his home, which was soon surrounded by friends anxious for him, and able to express their sympathy only by their mute presence. Many men prominent in public life called to obtain intelligence. Physicians thronged to the house to offer their services. It was late in the afternoon before he showed the least sign of consciousness, but from that time his recovery 1 It is an interesting fact that two of the editors who were largely responsible for Mr. Blaine's...
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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236539591
  • 9781236539595