Source: American Lawyer
Source type: journal
Document type: news column
Document title: “Credit Men and Credit Associations”
Date of publication: October-November 1901
Volume number: 9
Issue number: 10
|“Credit Men and Credit Associations.” American Lawyer Oct.-Nov. 1901 v9n10: p. 537.|
|resolutions (New York Credit Men’s Association); William McKinley (death: public response).|
|Ida McKinley; William McKinley; H. J. Sayres; A. H. Watson.|
Credit Men and Credit Associations [excerpt]
At a special meeting of the Executive Committee
of the New York Credit Men’s Association, called by its President and held at
the office of the Association upon the 18th day of September, 1901, for the
purpose of taking action regarding the death of President McKinley, the following
Preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas, through the death of our lamented President by the hand of an assassin, the people have lost a great captain who marshaled the varied forces of the Nation with unexampled ability, a soldier in his early manhood, he re-entered civil life to later grow to the measure of such statesmanship as enabled him to conduct a foreign war to a successful end, to conclude a place which has freed a suffering people and gained to the Nation a vast territory in the tropics, which widens her field of usefulness to the human race as a world power:
Resolved, that President McKinley will be remembered as a statesman, who ever conserving the military and naval arm, always subordinated it to civil rule. With a wide knowledge of men, his judgment was almost faultless in choosing those to whom he entrusted great responsibilities and he endeared himself to those who were associated with him. He is lost to us at a time when political animosities have been greatly lessened and when the people, without regard to party, loved and respected him as the honored chief of the whole Nation:
Resolved, that we unfeignedly mourn the loss which has come to our country and which is especially felt by those interests which we represent, for to William McKinley our commerce owes a deep debt of gratitude.
Resolved, that our sympathies go out to the widow, so well beloved:
Resolved, that the above resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the Association and a copy of the same be sent to Mrs. McKinley.
A. H. Watson, president,
H. J. Sayres, Secretary.