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Booklet, 5” x 6”, 44pp., “Address of President Roosevelt at the unveiling of the Sherman Statue, Washington, October 15, 1903, one pencil circle on the cover, else VG. Interesting, the speech is printed only on the odd pages. Printed notation on the cover advises “TO BE HELD IN CONFIDENCE and no portion ... published or given out until its delivery has begun by President Roosevelt on October 15 ...” It would seem these booklets were issued as “press releases. In part, “To-day we meet together to do honor to the memory of one of the great men whom, in the hour of her agony, our Nation brought forth for her preservation. ...We of the present, if we are true to the past, must show by our lives that we have learned aright the lessons taught by the men who did the mighty deeds of the past. We must have in us the spirit which made the men of the Civil War what they were; the spirit which produced leaders such as Sherman; the spirit which gave to the average soldier the grim tenacity and resourcefulness that made the armies of Grant and Sherman as formidable fighting machines as this world has ever seen. We need their ruggedness of body, their keen and vigorous minds, and above all their dominant quality of forceful character. Their lives teach us in our own lives to strive after, not the thing which is merely pleasant, but the thing which it is our duty to do. The life of duty, not the life of mere ease or mere pleasure—that is the kind of life which makes the great man as it makes the great nation.....” General William Tecumseh Sherman Monument is an equestrian statue of American Civil War Major General William Tecumseh Sherman located in Sherman Plaza, which is part of President's Park in Washington, D.C.,
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Roosevelt Unveils The Sherman Statue

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Estimate: $200 - $300
Auction closed on Thursday, February 21, 2019.
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