Atlantic, IA Speech, 1896-08-07

Speech by William Jennings Bryan.

Speech by William Jennings Bryan
Friday, August 7, 1896 at 4:00pm
Depot, Atlantic, IA

Source: ACROSS THE STATE., Story of the Four-Minute Stops at Small Cities, Omaha World-Herald (Morning Edition), Saturday, August 8, 1896

"Ladies and Gentlemen—I may during the progress of the campaign have an opportunity to visit you again and discuss issues as they are presented at this time. On this occasion I simply have time to thank you for the compliment which you pay, insofar as it is a compliment and appreciation of the interest which you show.

It gratifies me to see American people taking an interest when American interests are at stake (great cheers), and as I look into the faces of these people, the first thought that arises in my mind is that these people believe that the United States is able to have a financial policy of its own, without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation on earth. (Tremendous cheers.) And that is all I care to say at this time. When that question is up there are no other questions until it is settled. I thank you for your attention." (Great cheering.)

About this Document

  • Source: Omaha World-Herald (Morning Edition)
  • Published: Omaha, NE
  • Citation: 1
  • Date: August 7, 1896