Proceedings at the Banquet Given by Mr. Cyrus W. Field: At the Palace Hotel, Buckingham Gate, London, on Thursday, the 28th November, 1872, the Day Appointed by the President of the United States for the Annual Thanksgiving

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R. Clay, Sons, and Taylor, 1872 - Great Britain - 45 pages

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Page 40 - No human counsel hath devised nor hath any mortal hand worked out these great things. They are the gracious gifts of the Most High God, who, while dealing with us in anger for our sins, hath nevertheless remembered mercy.
Page iv - ... exemption from any grievous or general calamity, and to whom prosperity in agriculture, manufactures, and commerce has been vouchsafed: Now, therefore, by these considerations, I recommend that on Thursday, the 28th day of November next, the people meet in their respective places of worship and there make their acknowledgments to God for His kindness and bounty. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.
Page 6 - The union of the two countries means, after all, the union of the men by whom they are inhabited; and among the men by whom they are inhabited there are some whose happy lot it has been to contribute more than others to the accomplishment of what I will venture to call that sacred work. And who is there, gentlemen, of them all that has been more marked, either by energetic motion or by happy success in that great undertaking, than your chairman, who has gathered us round his hospitable board tonight?...
Page 34 - Irish faction fight ; and if we disagree at all from Mr. Gladstone's remarks on the original causes of separation, we disagree from him in regarding that separation as inevitable. When he says that Great Britain was struggling against nature, and even against Providence, in opposing American independence, we take leave to doubt whether, if both nations had then known their own interests, American Independence would ever have been proclaimed.
Page 7 - ... who has gathered us round his hospitable board tonight? His business has been to unite these two countries by a telegraphic wire; but, gentlemen, he is almost a telegraphic wire himself. With the exception of the telegraphic wire, there is not, I believe, any one who has so frequently passed anything between the two countries. I am quite certain there is no man who, often as he has crossed the ocean, has more weightily been charged upon every voyage with sentiments of kindness and good-will,...
Page iv - I hereunto set my hand, and cause the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington this nth day of October, in the Year of our Lord 1872, and of the Independence of the United States the 97th.
Page 7 - I thank you most sincerely for the kind terms sort's speech. . in which you have proposed my health, and you, gentlemen, for the cordial manner in which you have received it. " The act which has this day been performed, and in which you were kind enough to desire that I should take the chief part, could not but make a deep impression upon me. " We have been laying the foundation not only of a Dock, as a place of refuge, safety, and refitment for mercantile shipping...
Page 45 - I am quite certain there is no man who, often as he has crossed the ocean, has more uniformly been charged upon every voyage with sentiments of kindness and good-will, of which he has been the messenger between the one and the other people than he.
Page 27 - ... of this kingdom, which are the focus of its energy and its enterprise. But I do not think that in my recollection I could point to any example of novel enterprise so remarkable— pursued under the influence of a confidence which was not...
Page 42 - Those temporary differences have passed away—the motives to union remain. They are not, like other controversies, marked with a fugitive and transitory character; every one of them is profoundly rooted in the circumstances of the two countries, and in the character of the people by which they are inhabited.

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