Ashland, VA Speech, 1896-09-18

Speech by William Jennings Bryan.

Speech by William Jennings Bryan
Saturday, September 19, 1896
Depot, Ashland, VA

Source: BEGINS WORK AT DAWN, William J. Bryan’s Start for the National Capital Early Yesterday, Omaha World-Herald (Sunday Edition), Sunday, September 20, 1896

"I believe this county claims the honor of being the birthplace of two of America's greatest men. Henry Clay, the mill boy of the Slashes, was born in this county, as was also Patrick Henry. I believe the policy for which I stand in this campaign in some respects revives the memories of both men. Henry Clay, in 1845, described the effects of contracting the currency and Patrick Henry was in favor of an 'American Policy.'"

About this Document

  • Source: Omaha World-Herald (Sunday Edition)
  • Published: Omaha, NE
  • Citation: 7
  • Date: September 19, 1896