La Salle, IL Speech, 1896-08-08

Speech by William Jennings Bryan.

Speech by William Jennings Bryan
Saturday, August 8, 1896
Depot, La Salle, IL

Source: TRIP ACROSS ILLINOIS., Crowds at Every Station to Greet the Nominee., Omaha World-Herald (Sunday Edition), Sunday, August 9, 1896

"Ladies and gentlemen, I believe this is one of the strong Democratic counties of the state. (Great applause.) Will you go back on your record this fall? (Loud cheering and cries of "no.") I want to say to you that I do not believe that we have ever adopted in this country a more thoroughly Democratic platform than that which was adopted at Chicago by the Democratic convention. It sets forth the policies of the Democratic party and I believe these principles will commend themselves to the people. (Loud applause.)

Gentlemen, if you will in this county give the electoral ticket as large a vote as I know you will give your candidate for governor, John P. Altgeld (loud applause and cheering), we shall be satisfied." (Great cheering.)

About this Document

  • Source: Omaha World-Herald (Sunday Edition)
  • Published: Omaha, NE
  • Citation: 2
  • Date: August 8, 1896