Rochester, IN Speech, 1896-10-22

Speech by William Jennings Bryan.

Speech by William Jennings Bryan
Thursday, October 22, 1896
Depot, Rochester, IN

Source: NOT THE RIGHT MAN, Republicans Erred in Choosing Their "Advance Agent of Prosperity.", Omaha World-Herald (Morning Edition), Friday, October 23, 1896

"The Republican platform which I have read in your hearing commended that silver bill as a long yet prudent step toward free coinage, and yet when we tell you that free coinage is a good thing our opponents tell us we are lunatic cranks and idiots. (Laughter.)

[[Illegible]] ou would six years ago brag about a long step toward free coinage, why don't you brag when we want to go the whole distance all at once?" (Great cheering.)

About this Document

  • Source: Omaha World-Herald (Morning Edition)
  • Published: Omaha, NE
  • Citation: 1
  • Date: October 22, 1896