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Source: My Impressions of America
Source type: book
Document type: book chapter
Document title: “A Dinner with Heroes” [chapter 43]
Author(s): Wagner, Charles
Translator(s): Hendee, Mary Louise
Publisher: McClure, Phillips and Company
Place of publication: New York, New York
Year of publication: 1906
Pagination: 270-78 (excerpt below includes only pages 276-77)

Wagner, Charles. “A Dinner with Heroes” [chapter 43]. My Impressions of America. Trans. Mary Louise Hendee. New York: McClure, Phillips, 1906: pp. 270-78.
excerpt of chapter
John Wanamaker (public statements); McKinley assassination (personal response); Theodore Roosevelt (assumption of presidency: personal response).
Named persons
William McKinley; John Wanamaker.
The event described below (no date given) occurred in Atlantic City at the Medal of Honor Legion’s fourteenth annual meeting (p. 270).

From title page: Translated from the French by Mary Louise Hendee.


A Dinner with Heroes [excerpt]

     Replying to the toast, “The President of the United States,” Mr. John Wanamaker, recalling the assassination of President McKinley at Buffalo, said:
     “A country from sea to sea, and from the mountains to the Gulf, shook and shuddered at the awful martyrdom upon the altar of liberty, and all eyes turned to the young man who stood next to the grave of the great McKinley. In the solemnity of a great crisis, conscious of the overwhelming responsibility, with great dignity, surrounded by [276][277] the old counsellors [sic] of McKinley, full of the spirit and policy of his administration, this young man with the fear of God in his heart and love for all the people in his soul, bowed his heart to God’s will, and bowed his shoulders to whatever burden it brought with it. The years of study and the months of the mountains, gave him a well-stored mind, large health, and a ready hand, and the heroic soldier of San Juan, was sealed by the trust and homage of the people, as the executor of the lamented William McKinley, and still more, the administrator of the will of the people of the United States.”



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