Proceedings and Committee Reports Volume 10

Proceedings and Committee Reports Volume 10

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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. 1887 edition. Excerpt: ...in this instance, and to-night I am somewhat inclined to evade the responsibility of responding to the toast "The State of New York." The executive has some rights, one of which he recognizes to be that of appointing others to do his work. (Laughter.) And it is a privilege which I think is best exercised by selecting some good public servant to discharge the duties imposed. I select to respond to this toast a friend who has responded to " The Press," so many times that I suppose he is tired of it, or ashamed of it, I am not certain which. (Laughter.) I have a right to make some appointments--very few--without "the consent of the Senate of the State of New York." (Laughter.) The 'Senate not being in session this evening (laughter), under the Constitution I have the right, I suppose, absolutely to make this contemplated appointment, and I call upon a lawyer whom you have heard upon many occasions respond so excellently for" The Press," Mr. iIcKelway, of the Brooklyn Eagle (applause), to respond to "The State of New York." Your applause shows that you anticipate the great treat in store for you. Mr. Sr. CLAIR McKELWAY said: Mr. President--In the words of Sir Nathaniel, the curate, in " Love's Labor Lost," " your reasons at dinner have been sharp and sententious; pleasant without scurrility; witty without affectation; audacious without impudency'; learned without opinion, and strange without heresy." This characterization of you, sir, is justified by your selection of a newspaper man to talk to lawyers. The newspaper man utters opinions on the whole of a case. (Laughter.) He lets them go for what they are worth. The lawyer organizes opinions only on one...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123694738X
  • 9781236947383