Speeches of Thomas Corwin: With a Sketch of His Life (Classic Reprint)

Speeches of Thomas Corwin: With a Sketch of His Life (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas Corwin
     
 

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This volume owes its origin to some warm admirers of the character and genius of Thomas Corwin in the village which was his home. Before the erection of a monument over the grave of Corwin in the cemetery at Lebanon the suggestion was made that a publication of his speeches, with a sketch of his

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Excerpt from Speeches of Thomas Corwin: With a Sketch of His Life

This volume owes its origin to some warm admirers of the character and genius of Thomas Corwin in the village which was his home. Before the erection of a monument over the grave of Corwin in the cemetery at Lebanon the suggestion was made that a publication of his speeches, with a sketch of his life, would be a better and more enduring monument to the memory of the great orator than a shaft of marble or granite.

John P. Comly, a printer, whose last years were passed in Lebanon, frequently urged the preparation and publication of such a work. He had been one of the publishers of the "Speeches of Thomas Corwin, with a sketch of his life, edited by Isaac Strohm," printed at Dayton, Ohio, in 1859, a book long out of print; and in 1882 he carried on an extensive correspondence with Mr. Strohm, then at Washington, concerning a proposed revision and continuation of the memoir in that work. Mr. Comly succeeded in getting some public-spirited citizens of Lebanon interested in the proposed book. A circular was issued, and in reply to it so many letters of encouragement were received from eminent public men and librarians throughout the nation that the publication of the work was determined upon. While reading the first proofs of some specimen pages, Mr. Comly, like the illustrious author of the speeches, was striken with paralysis, and died in a few hours. Not long after Mr. Strohm died at his home in Greene county.

Chief among those at Lebanon who gave encouragement and substantial aid to the projected volume was the lamented Judge Walter S. Dilatush, of the common pleas bench.

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ISBN-13:
9781330692394
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
07/04/2015
Pages:
492
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.99(d)

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