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The campaign of 1896 was a remarkable one whether we mesure in by The magnetude of the ilms involved on
by the depth of interest arourid.
I have been led to undutake the pucent work hy a decire, fica by myselle and exprend by others, to have the more in partant ine
inciduils of the campaign put into permanent four for the courerience on those who have taken part in the content and for the use of those who shall hereaster desire to review the shruggle
the amount of work done by the advocates of free coinage is ben youd computation and
the number of those who took an active part in the contest is too great for enumeration. Then facts, together with the « difficulty of choosing teatracen so many meritoriaus spruchs, have compelled me to linich quotations to the addums make, and documents inmed, by pusous standing ficial
sunin officist copacity, and to the principal spurchro delivered by mput. I have addad brief history
of the campaign, including
discussion the election returer and the signisicans thiricho It has also beere thought heat to new rate the part Tokiu by me
in the siera agitan tion pria to the Chicago Courvition, and, The request of
the Publishers, I have in. chuard
hüogeaplical sketch written les Hurs Ruyan.. Lincoln neh,
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INDEX TO SPEECHES, ADDRESSES AND
Bourke's Nominating Speech, Mr..