Edwin P. Morrow--kentuckian; A Contemporaneous Biographical Sketch

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byWillard Rouse Jillson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. Official Addresses And Proclamations. Inaugural Address of Governor Edwin P. Morrow, Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 9, 1919. "My Dear Friends and Fellow Citizens:---"In this hour I am at once the proudest and humblest of men. Proud, beyond all words, of the confidence of the people of my State and the loyalty of my friends; humble in the consciousness of great responsibility in the presence of supreme duty. All the thrill that comes with victory is gone--lost in the compelling sense of obligation and in the full realization of the vital importance of the task that awaits me and in the apprehension of the difficulties of this great undertaking. '1 The passion, bitterness and strife of the late campaign are over--forgotten and forgiven alike by all. We are no longer divided. We can now behold, with a vision undimmed by partisanship and unclouded by prejudice, the real meaning of the people's will as registered under law. The unprecedented vote given the successful candidates for State offices means more than a choice between men. It thunders forth the people's 'ballot of rebuke' to unfaithful servants and inefficient execution of public trust. It proclaims in unmistakable terms their approval of certain proposed and pledged constructive and progressive legislation. "The platform of a political party is its solemn offer to contract with the people. When that offer is accepted by the suffrage of the people a covenant is made--a covenant sounding in honor and sealed with the great seal of the Commonwealth. My party has made such a contract with the people of Kentucky. As its candidate for the exalted position to which you have elected me I acted as its agent in the making of this compact. As your Governor I am your trustee, impressed with the obligation of...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII. Official Addresses And Proclamations. Inaugural Address of Governor Edwin P. Morrow, Frankfort, Ky., Dec. 9, 191...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217928455

ISBN - 13:9780217928458

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