Carter Henry Harrison: A Memoir

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Dodd, Mead, 1895 - Chicago (Ill.) - 254 pages
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Page 127 - With regard to a proper selection of the subjects of impost, with a view to revenue ; it would seem to me that the spirit of equity, caution, and compromise, in which the constitution was formed, requires that the great interests of agriculture, commerce, and manufactures, should be equally favored...
Page 6 - Entertaining his friends kindly, he was neither a prodigal nor a parsimonious host. " His first wife was Judith, daughter of John Armistead, Esq. ; his second, Betty, a descendant of the noble family of Landons.
Page 7 - At length, full of honours and of years, when he had well performed all the duties of an exemplary life, he departed from this world on the 4th day of August, in the 69th year of his age. " The unhappy lament their lost comforter, the widows their lost protector, and the orphans their lost father.
Page 225 - Genius is but audacity, and the audacity of the wild and woolly west, and of Chicago has chosen a star and has looked upward to it and known nothing that it cannot accomplish.
Page 2 - As it is now, if Mr. Bassett and Mr. Berkeley should take their places, there will be no less than seven, so near related that they will go off the bench whenever...
Page 215 - ... dealing, and that the world can come here and feel that its pocketbook and its health are safe while it stays in our midst. Our first duty, gentlemen of the City Council of Chicago, is to keep the city in a healthy condition, so that when the world comes here it will not enter upon a charnel house. I pledge my honor to you and to my fellow-citizens to do all that lies in my power to protect the health of the city. It is a part of our duty to present Chicago to the world in a gala dress, with...
Page 6 - Rector of William and Mary, he sustained that institution in its most trying times. He was Speaker of the House of Burgesses, and Treasurer under the most serene Princes William, Anne, George I. and II. " Elected by the House its Speaker six years, and Governor of. the Colony for more than a year, he upheld equally the regal dignity and the public freedom. " Possessed of ample wealth, blamelessly acquired...
Page 6 - Esq.. an honourable man, who by noble endowments and pure morals gave lustre to his gentle birth. Rector of William and Mary, he sustained that institution in its most trying times. He was Speaker of the House of Burgesses, and Treasurer under the most serene Princes, William. Anne, George I and II. Elected by the House its Speaker six years, and Governor of the Colony for more than a year, he upheld equally the regal dignity and the public freedom. Possessed of ample wealth, blamelessly acquired,...
Page 105 - ... of life, passed through all ^ military grades until you commanded its victorious armies. Like him, you filled the office of President two long terms. He, when his two terms were over, was offered a crown; but, preferring the immortality of fame to temporary power, he retired to private life, lives in the hearts of his people, and all time will call him his country's father. You, too, sir, when your two terms were over, obeying that part of your country's Constitution in its unwritten traditions,...

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