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Source: Authors of Our Day in Their Homes
Source type: book
Document type: essay
Document title: “Winston Churchill Near Windsor, Vt.”
Author(s): Whitelock, William Wallace
Editor(s): Halsey, Francis Whiting
Publisher: James Pott and Company
Place of publication: New York, New York
Year of publication: 1902
Pagination: 39-50 (excerpt below includes only pages 49-50)

Whitelock, William Wallace. “Winston Churchill Near Windsor, Vt.” Authors of Our Day in Their Homes. Ed. Francis Whiting Halsey. New York: James Pott, 1902: pp. 39-50.
excerpt of essay
Winston Churchill (public statements); Winston Churchill; Theodore Roosevelt (at Isle La Motte, VT); Theodore Roosevelt (informed about assassination); McKinley assassination (personal response); Theodore Roosevelt (political character).
Named persons
Winston Churchill; Nelson W. Fisk [misspelled below]; William McKinley; Theodore Roosevelt.
From title page: Authors of Our Day in Their Homes: Personal Descriptions and Interviews.

From title page: Edited with Additions by Francis Whiting Halsey.

From title page: Seventeen Illustrations.


Winston Churchill Near Windsor, Vt. [excerpt]

     The talk then drifted to America and Americanism, especially as typified in President Roosevelt. “I chanced to be with the Vice-President when the news of the assassination of President McKinley came to him,” said Mr. Churchill. “It was at Isle La Motte, in Lake Champlain, at the annual dinner of the Vermont Fish and Game League. It was not a political meeting, but it came very near being one, and there was much Roosevelt enthusiasm in the air. There were four or five of us who spoke to about a thousand people in a large tent. After the Vice-President’s speech there was an informal reception on the lawn of Governor Fiske’s [49][50] house there, and it was during this reception that the news came by telephone of the attack on the President.
     “I wish that the American people could have seen Mr. Roosevelt under those circumstances. Some people have been found calling Mr. Roosevelt emotional. I wish that these could have seen him then, in this most trying moment, when his whole future career was at stake. No man ever held himself better in hand. His career seems to promise as remarkable an example of destiny as any in our history.”



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