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PREFACE.

a remarkable one

The campaign of 1896 was whether we messure in by the magnitude of the iceves involved on by the depth. of interest aroused. I have heer led to undertake the a desire, film by myself present work by and expressed by others, to have the more im partant incidunts of the campaign put into permanent four for the convenience of those who have taken part in the contest and far the use of thare who shall hereafter desire to review the struggle 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 emmeration. These facts, Together with th.. difficulty of choosing between so many meritorious spuchs, have compelled me to finish quotations to the addurns made. and documents issued, by persons standing in am or serii officise capacity, and to the principal sperchas delivered by myself. I have addad

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of the campaign, including discussion of the election returers and the significanes thiresh. It has also here thought best to new rate the part Taken by in the silver agitar tion prise to the Chicago Couscuition, and, the Publishers, I have in

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TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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