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Public Papers of Benjamin B. Odell, Jr.
Source type: government document
Document type: public address
Document title: “At the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York Day, October 9, 1901”
Author(s): Odell, Benjamin B., Jr.
Volume number: 1
Publisher: J. B. Lyon
Place of publication: Albany, New York
Year of publication: 1907
Pagination: 296-302 (excerpt below includes only page 297)

Odell, Benjamin B., Jr. “At the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York Day, October 9, 1901.” Public Papers of Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. Vol. 1. Albany: J. B. Lyon, 1907: pp. 296-302.
Benjamin B. Odell, Jr. (public addresses); William McKinley (mourning).
Named persons
Theodore Roosevelt.
Despite the attribution of authorship of this document herein to Odell, readers should be aware that such attribution is based solely on his status as the “speaking voice” of the document rather than proof that he actually composed the text.

From title page: Public Papers of Benjamin B. Odell, Jr., Governor, for 1901.

At the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York Day, October 9, 1901

     We meet to-day under peculiar and distressing circumstances. The funeral dirge still sounds, and the heart is yet too tender to speak of him who is now numbered among our martyred and revered dead. In the midst of universal peace, with utterance breathing love for all mankind, with life’s work still undone, our great President met in this temple consecrated to the interests of those he served so well, a death so tragic, so undeserved, as to fill our land with mourning, and to draw to us the sympathy of the world. Our earnest supplications to an all-wise God for his recovery did not avail, but in the sorrow which came to us in his death, the world saw the strength of our great Republic whose destinies had been in the keeping of one whose faith was not shaken, but who bade us bow to God’s will.
     Our government still lives, and as we turn from the bier of our martyred President, let us resolve to be the more earnest in our devotion. Let neither party claims nor personal ambition stand in the pathway of Theodore Roosevelt, but let us aim to support and encourage him in the discharge of those grave duties and responsibilities he has been called upon to assume.