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THE

HUDSON-FULTON

CELEBRATION

1909



The Fourth Annual Report of the Hudson-
Fulton Celebration Commission to the Legis-
lature of the State of New York • Transmitted
to the Legislature May twentieth, nineteen ten

Prepared by Edward Hagaman Hall, L. H. M., L. H. D.




VOLUME 1



PAGES 1 to 714



Printed for the State of New 'V'ork by
J. B. Lyon Company, State Printers, at Albany, 1910



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"It is as pleasant a land as one need tread upon . . . The land is the finest for culti-
ition that I ever in my life set foot upon.""— Henry Hudson.



"'Industry will give abundance to a virtuous world and call mankind to unbounded
feats of harmony and friendship. The liberty of the seas will be the happiness of the



"We are not celebrating ourselves . . . We celebrate the immense significance of
America to all mankind. May the harmony and fraternity of this festival be an augury
for the future. May the blending of races which has made possible all that we now cele-
brate never be made naught by the conflict of races upon the battlefield. May the spirit
of this day persist, grow ever more effective in the minds of men, and this occasion be the
precursor of many a festival in the years to come, marking the steady progress of all
peoples of the earth who have united to make .America what it is, upwards and onward,
along the path chat leads to perfect peace and justice and liberty." — Elihu Root, Sept.
29, 1909.



"The money that has been spent on this Celebration has not been wasted. We have too
few opportunities in this country to come together when there are no partisan questions to
be discussed, when there are no individual prejudices to be incurred, when there are no
candidacies to be fostered; but we are all united, emphasizing our unity and sinking our
differences, in order that America may be great because the people are inspired to justice
and to appreciati-



Online LibraryHudson-Fulton Celebration CommissionThe Hudson-Fulton celebration, 1909, the fourth annual report of the Hudson-Fulton celebration commission to the Legislature of the state of New York. Transmitted to the Legislature, May twentieth, nineteen ten → online text (page 1 of 45)