Proceedings of the Annual Summer Assembly

Proceedings of the Annual Summer Assembly

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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. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...need new immigrants continually to help build up our industries for those who came in the past are continually rising in social position and become, therefor, unfit to do the harder work of our industrial life. President Cleveland, peace to his ashes, refused to sign a similar immigration bill saying that education was the least of the qualities that go to make up good citizenship. The reason I have spoken at length, and I am only sorry that time will not permit to read to you documents and letters which I have in my possession bearing on the subject, is because I want you, the members of The Jewish Chautauqua Society, to become missionaries in this cause of educating the people to a more liberal immigration policy. Mr. Lauter ' bach then introduced Congressman Wm. S. Bennet who he said was a blue-blooded Presbyterian and one of the grandest sons of America. Congressman Bennett's Address "Ladies and Gentlement: Mr. Lauterbach said that I would speak to you on immigration; that is the subject I was asked to speak on but refused. Being a member of the Immigration Commission Committee which has not yet reported, it would be improper for me to disclose the conclusions that we have arrived at. But I do not hesitate to speak to you or in any city on the question of immigration. I find that no one really knows what the Immigration Commission is. In 1907 a bill was introduced providing for a committee of nine on this Immigration Commission, three Senators, three Representatives and three others to be appointed. The scope of the Commission was to investigate the problems of immigration, the term of ofiice was until they report. The Commission was asked to go to Europe and of course we went. Our object was to study the immigrant as an...show more

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  • Paperback | 56 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236950461
  • 9781236950468