Bucyrus, OH Speech, 1896-08-10

Speech by William Jennings Bryan.

Speech by William Jennings Bryan
Monday, August 10, 1896
Depot, Bucyrus, OH

Source: MR. BRYAN AVERTS A PANIC, Coolness of the Democratic Leader Prevents a Disaster at Delphos, Ohio., Omaha World-Herald (Morning Edition), Tuesday, August 11, 1896

"Ladies and Gentlemen: I am very much obliged to you for this very cordial greeting, and I want to thank one of the pioneers for having sown, years ago, the seed that is bearing fruit today. Before I had commenced the study of the money question—before I knew anything about the restoration of silver—General Finley, your representative in congress, was working for free and unlimited coinage of silver 16 to 1. (Great cheers.) I am gratified that he is alive now to see the progress that this cause has made, and I am not surprised that those among whom he has lived are ready today to assert that this government is able to have a financial policy of its own, without waiting for the consent of any other nation on earth. (Loud cheering.) I thank you for this opportunity of meeting you." (Great cheering.)

About this Document

  • Source: Omaha World-Herald (Morning Edition)
  • Source: Omaha World-Herald (Morning Edition)
  • Published: Omaha, NE
  • Published: Omaha, NE
  • Citation: 5, 5
  • Date: August 10, 1896