Traverse City, MI Speech, 1896-10-15

Speech by William Jennings Bryan.

Speech by William Jennings Bryan
Thursday, October 15, 1896
Vacant Lot, Traverse City, MI

Source: ONE MORE BUSY DAY, Mr. Bryan Speaks Before Sixteen Audiences in the Towns of Michigan., Omaha World-Herald (Morning Edition), Friday, October 16, 1896

"In advocating free coinage, I do not mean to claim that I am infallible, but I do want you to understand that I believe what I say and that when I tell you that in my judgment there can be no prosperity in this country until bimetallism is restored to the American people, I am telling you what I believe. (Cheers.) Not only am I telling you what I believe, but I am telling you what the Republicans used to believe, although they have now surrendered their convictions and permitted their party to act for them, instead of acting for themselves. Mr. McKinley stands for a financial policy that intends to make money the master and all other things the servant; he stands for a financial policy that intends to make the property of the world cheaper than ever before by making the money of the world dearer than it ever was before."

About this Document

  • Source: Omaha World-Herald (Morning Edition)
  • Published: Omaha, NE
  • Citation: 1
  • Date: October 15, 1896