Samuel Billings Capen; His Life and Work

Samuel Billings Capen; His Life and Work

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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. 1914 edition. Excerpt: ...of Chambers of Commerce, held in Boston in 1912, the question of arbitration was given a large place both by foreign and American delegations. They had come to recognize that all business and financial interests are thrown into chaos by anything that interrupts the peace of the world. This Congress was one of the most important meetings of business men that the world had ever seen, and it was a great moment when, under the leadership of the President, M. Canon-Legrand, a resolution which he had drawn covering the whole field of international arbitration was passed with intense enthusiasm--so great indeed that the members of the Congress stood on their chairs and waved their hats. It was a message of the commercial leaders of forty-five nations to the governments of the world. While we have written of Mr. Capen's work for peace in connection with the Chamber of Commerce and the Mohonk Conference, we must not forget that he was also President of the Massachusetts Peace Society and a director of the World Peace Foundation. As President of the former organization he gave much of his time, both in committee work and in public utterance, to furthering its principles; and on his last journey to India and China he went as an official representative of the Peace Foundation. He wrote many enthusiastic letters from India indicating the spread of the peace idea and the eagerness with which men listened to the plea for the abolition of war in favor of arbitration. CHAPTER IX PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN BOARD The American Board of Commissioners for Foreign Missions has always enlisted in its service the strongest men of the Congregational churches. Its first President was John Treadwell, Governor of Connecticut, and the noble succession has included such leaders...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659164X
  • 9781236591647