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A Compilation of the Messages and Papers of the Presidents Volume 9, part 1: Benjamin Harrison   By: (1833-1901)

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This book offers a comprehensive insight into the life and presidency of Benjamin Harrison. The messages and papers included shed light on his policies and decisions during his time in office, providing a valuable resource for understanding the political landscape of the late 19th century. Harrison's writing style is clear and concise, making it easy for readers to follow along and grasp the complexities of his presidency. Overall, this volume serves as an important historical document, offering a glimpse into the mind of a president who is often overshadowed by his predecessors and successors.

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A COMPILATION OF THE MESSAGES AND PAPERS OF THE PRESIDENTS

BY JAMES D. RICHARDSON

A REPRESENTATIVE FROM THE STATE OF TENNESSEE

VOLUME IX

PUBLISHED BY AUTHORITY OF CONGRESS 1902

Prefatory Note

This volume comprises the papers of Benjamin Harrison and of Grover Cleveland (second term). The events of these two Administrations of eight years, though highly interesting, coming as they do down to March 4, 1897, are so recent and fresh in the public mind that I need not comment on them.

This volume is the last of the series, except the Appendix and Index volume. The work of compiling was begun by me in April, 1895, just after the expiration of the Fifty third Congress. I then anticipated that I could complete the work easily within a year. Though I have given my entire time to the undertaking when not engaged in my official duties as a Representative, instead of completing it within the time mentioned it has occupied me for nearly four years. The labor has been far greater than the Joint Committee on Printing or I supposed it would be. I had no idea of the difficulties to overcome in obtaining the Presidential papers, especially the proclamations and Executive orders. In the Prefatory Note to Volume I, I said: "I have sought to bring together in the several volumes of the series all Presidential proclamations, addresses, messages, and communications to Congress excepting those nominating persons to office and those which simply transmit treaties, and reports of heads of Departments which contain no recommendation from the Executive... Continue reading book >>


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