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Post by linny » October 7th, 2018, 7:54 am

State of the Union Addresses by United States Presidents (1861 - 1868) by Various.

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 Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. (Wikipedia and Linette Geisel)
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Post by linny » October 7th, 2018, 8:01 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.

5. Andrew Johnson, December 4, 1865, part 1 - 4732 words. Read through: When the vast extent of our country is considered, it is plain that every obstacle to the free circulation of commerce between the States ought to be sternly guarded against by appropriate legislation within the limits of the Constitution.
6. Andrew Johnson, December 4, 1865, part 2 - 4499 words. Read from: The report of the Secretary of the Interior explains the condition of the public lands, the transactions of the Patent Office and the Pension Bureau, the management of our Indian affairs, the progress made in the construction of the Pacific Railroad, and furnishes information in reference to matters of local interest in the District of Columbia.

8. Andrew Johnson, December 3, 1867, part 1 - 5861 words. Read through: It gives me pleasure to add that the appeal to our common constituents was not taken in vain, and that my confidence in their wisdom and virtue seems not to have been misplaced.
9. Andrew Johnson, December 3, 1867, part 2 - 6141 words. Read from: It is well and publicly known that enormous frauds have been perpetrated on the Treasury and that colossal fortunes have been made at the public expense.

10. Andrew Johnson, December 9, 1868, part 1 - 5489 words. Read through: During the year ending the 30th of September last the expenses of the Patent Office exceeded the receipts by $171, and, including reissues and designs, 14,153 patents were issued.
11. Andrew Johnson, December 9, 1868, part 2 - 4344 words. Read from: Treaties with various Indian tribes have been concluded, and will be submitted to the Senate for its constitutional action.
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Post by realisticspeakers » October 7th, 2018, 9:57 am

Hello Again!

I would like sections 4, 5 and 6, please! :lol:

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Post by linny » October 7th, 2018, 10:15 am

Deal! Glad you found us. :wink:

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Post by garybclayton » October 7th, 2018, 3:53 pm

I will take Section 1

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Post by linny » October 7th, 2018, 4:34 pm

Hi Gary,
Section 1 is all yours. Thanks for helping out again. :thumbs:

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Post by TriciaG » October 9th, 2018, 1:11 pm

This is set up. :)
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Post by linny » October 9th, 2018, 1:30 pm

Thank you, Tricia! I appreciate the help. :thumbs:

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Post by realisticspeakers » October 15th, 2018, 5:11 am

At the end of The Address of section 4 there is a table of votes cast in 1860 and in 1864 by state.

Do you want me to read that?

There is only a header that reads "State - 1860 - 1864"

If I read that, I would intend to say "Table of Votes Cast by State in the year 1860 and then in the year 1864" and then read through the list.

I think the list is cumbersome to read and probably to listen to, as well as superfluous, and would take away from "the drama".

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Post by linny » October 15th, 2018, 12:10 pm

Three paragraphs up is this statement "A table is appended showing particulars."

An appendix in a traditional book project is treated as optional based on BC preference, so I'll answer that way and Tricia can correct me if necessary. Since the figures are an appendix I think it's safe to let it pass.

Thank you for checking.

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Post by Hamlet » October 15th, 2018, 2:17 pm

I would be happy to take on one of the remaining Lincoln speeches since I'm somewhat of a Civil War enthusiast. It doesn't matter which one.

Brad

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Post by linny » October 15th, 2018, 4:09 pm

Hi Brad,
It's great to have you join in. Since there is approximately a 2000 word difference I would feel better if you picked the section. Thank you. :thumbs:

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Post by Hamlet » October 15th, 2018, 4:20 pm

Well, I'll take the longer one then. :)

Brad

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Post by linny » October 15th, 2018, 4:29 pm

Section 2 it is. Thank you, Brad! :)

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Post by BeauWood » October 16th, 2018, 7:08 pm

I would like to claim section 3 Abraham Lincoln, December 8, 1863.

Thank you,

Beau Wood

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