[Complete] State of the Union Addresses 1889-1892 – m8b1

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linny
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Post by linny » September 10th, 2019, 6:35 am

State of the Union Addresses by United States Presidents (1889 - 1892).

This project is now complete! All audio files can be found on our catalog page: https://librivox.org/state-of-the-union-addresses-by-united-states-presidents-1889-1892-by-benjamin-harrison/

The State of the Union address is a speech presented by the President of the United States to a joint session of the United States Congress, typically delivered annually. The address not only reports on the condition of the nation but also allows the President to outline his legislative agenda (for which he needs the cooperation of Congress) and national priorities. This album contains recordings of addresses from Benjamin Harrison. (Wikipedia)
This is the 12th out of 27 projects. Prior addresses are found here: https://librivox.org/search?q=state%20of%20the%20union&search_form=advanced
Some stats are found here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=61256&hilit=state+of+the+union
    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.
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Post by linny » September 10th, 2019, 6:42 am

Section breakdown:
Note: If you are claiming all sections for an Address feel free to split the sections differently. Be sure to post your preferred start/stop for your DPL.


2. Benjamin Harrison, December 3, 1889, part 2 - 7411 words. Read from: The enactment of a national bankrupt law of a character to be a permanent part of our general legislation is desirable. It should be simple in its methods and inexpensive in its administration.

4. Benjamin Harrison, December 1, 1890, part 2 - 5189 words. Read from: The law relating to the civil service has, so far as I can learn, been executed by those having the power of appointment in the classified service with fidelity and impartiality, and the service has been increasingly satisfactory.
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Post by KevinS » September 10th, 2019, 6:48 am

Section 1, please.

I like to say 'domicile.'
"E agora, José?"

linny
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Post by linny » September 10th, 2019, 6:50 am

:lol: Section 1 it is.

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Post by realisticspeakers » September 10th, 2019, 8:51 am

I am so swamped with stuff but there is no way I'm going to let one of these slip by.

Section 8 and 9 please!

glad you're back! :P
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linny
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Post by linny » September 10th, 2019, 8:59 am

Thank you for the claims! 8 and 9 are yours.

It's good to be back! Life should be easier for now.

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Post by m8b1 » September 10th, 2019, 9:58 am

I'll MC for you again. All set ~ have fun!

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Post by linny » September 10th, 2019, 10:13 am

Thank you, Maria! :clap:

MW is all set up. :D

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Post by m8b1 » September 12th, 2019, 11:34 am

Over to Readers Wanted........

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Post by linny » September 12th, 2019, 11:54 am

m8b1 wrote:
September 12th, 2019, 11:34 am
Over to Readers Wanted........
Maria,
I hate to be a pest but when you have a moment please move us to the regular readers wanted instead of short works. This is a tough project, especially for new readers and the sections are awfully long.
Thank you!

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Post by m8b1 » September 12th, 2019, 11:56 am

No problem. I remembered from a previous project that you wanted it in one or the other, but I couldn't remember which one it was! :lol:

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Post by linny » September 12th, 2019, 12:17 pm

:lol: I can certainly understand that. I can't remember everything from one project to another and this is our 12th volume.

Thanks for the move. :D

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Post by northstar95 » September 15th, 2019, 1:04 pm

Hello - I've never been a part of a State of the Union project and I'd love to have 3 & 4 please.

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Post by Paultym » September 15th, 2019, 4:17 pm

May I claim Section 5 & 6? This looks like a great project.

Paul T.

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Post by linny » September 16th, 2019, 5:35 am

Thank you both for joining in. MW updated. Let me know if you have any questions along the way. Enjoy!

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