Orations and Speeches of Charles F. Warwick

Orations and Speeches of Charles F. Warwick

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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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...legions swept through her broad avenues and passed under her triumphal arches, bearing the rich booty torn from the conquered nations of the East and West, with all her wealth and power, had not the advantages we possess and enjoy, in the comforts of every day life. Philadelphia is far richer, happier and better in every way. God bless her. May her future be great, greater even than the promise of our hope. Booress at the Deoicatlon of the 'Washington monument in falrmount Dark, Dhllaoelphia, may 15.1897. MY FELLOW COUNTRYMENZ On behalf of the City of Philadelphia I accept this monument dedicated to the memory of Washington and pledge the honor of our people to its preservation and patriotic care. The Nation is under deep and lasting obligations to the Society of the Cincinnati, for by this generous gift another shrine, where we can all meet on common ground, has been erected within the borders of the Republic. Philadelphia, above all other places in the country, is where this monument should stand. Historic in association, national in her patriotism and American in all her purposes, she is the guardian by right of such a memorial. Here met the first as well as the second Continental Congress, here was signed the immortal Declaration, here Washington was chosen to take command of the Army of the Revolution, here he presided over the deliberations of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and here when the first seat of the National government was established, as Chief Magistrate he watched over the welfare and directed the course of the new Republic in the early and tentative years of her life. In and about this city centred the great struggle of the Revolution, and every artery, in the cause of Independence, quivered with the life...show more

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  • Paperback | 110 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236737172
  • 9781236737175