Souvenir of the Old Roman Banquet Given by the Thurman Club in Honor of Allen G. Thurman on His 77th Birthday Anniversary, Thursday, November Thirte

Souvenir of the Old Roman Banquet Given by the Thurman Club in Honor of Allen G. Thurman on His 77th Birthday Anniversary, Thursday, November Thirte

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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. 1891 edition. Excerpt: ...sending my earnest wishes that the banquet and all the proceedings may be worthy of the occasion and the subject. I yield to no one in admiration of the character and appreciation of the services of Judge Thurman to his party and the country. He is one of those fortunate men whose public life really represents an epoch in the history of his party and his country. The detailed story of his senatorial career would be of necessity the history of how, in spite of the mad career of passion engendered by the war, the underlying principles of the Federal Union were held fast to and finally re-established even by a Republican Supreme Court. It is hardly likely that a fitting record will ever be made of the services of Judge Thurman and three or four colleagues who in that day confronted an apparently irresistible opposition, and wearying not, in season and out of season, continued to stand upon the mountain, to cry aloud and spare not through all that fierce attack upon the Constitution in the halls of Congress, none the less insidious than that which preceded it on the field of battle. But he has reared for himself a monument more enduring than brass in the affectionate regard of the Democrats of his own time which I fancy will prove strong enough to transmit itself, even by tradition alone, to the generations to come. Judge Thurman's age at.the time of his party's final success made it a natural thing that he should be rather a Moses than a Joshua, but I have no hesitation in saying from my own immediate observation and experience and personal knowledge of events, that on one occa sion he probably would have been nominated for the Presidency, and, if nominated, elected, but for the fact that his own State had such a remarkable...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236788397
  • 9781236788399