Source type: magazine
Document type: news column
Document title: “Welsh News and Notes”
Date of publication: October 1901
Volume number: 21
Issue number: 10
Pagination: 469-72 (excerpt below includes only page 472)
|“Welsh News and Notes.” Cambrian Oct. 1901 v21n10: pp. 469-72.|
|St. David’s Society; William McKinley (death: public response).|
Welsh News and Notes [excerpt]
St. David’s Society of the State of New York
at its recent meeting took action on the death of President McKinley. The minute
The officers and members of the St. David’s Society of the State of New York, assembled in their quarterly meeting, this 23rd day of September, in the year 1901, recognizing their allegiance to the United States of America, the land of their sojourn and their citizenship, no less than their affection for the Principality of Wales, the home of their fathers, desire to place upon their minutes this record of their loving and reverent regard for the memory of the late Chief Magistrate of the United States, William McKinley.
Uniting with all of their fellow citizens in profound grief for the loss that all have suffered in his death, and in horror at the crime which brought it about, they prefer to dwell on the glory and dignity of the life consummated on earth and now continued in heaven, rather than on their own loss. That a life so actively employed and so fully rounded out in the varied pursuits of a soldier, a lawyer, a legislator, a statesman and a President, could have been lived in the less than three score years which mark its earthly boundaries seems no less marvellous than the mysterious Providence which permitted its sudden ending. For the workman who has accomplished his task and earned his rest they can only say, “Well done; he has gone to his resting bed, weary and content and undishonored, and God has granted him in the end the gift of sleep,” and for their beloved land, the richer for his having been born her son, already entering on the larger life which his foresight, his patience and his genius rendered possible, they can only pray that the God who raised up such a leader to guide His people in the days that are past will not forsake them in the days that are to come.