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Post by linny » April 13th, 2018, 11:51 am

State of the Union Addresses by US Presidents (1845 - 1848) 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 James Polk. (Wikipedia and Linette Geisel)
This is the 5th out of 27 projects. Prior addresses are found here: https://librivox.org/search?q=state%20of%20the%20union&search_form=advanced
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    6. Link to author on Wikipedia (if available): (Various) : n/a
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    Genres for the project: *Non-fiction/War & Military

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Post by linny » April 13th, 2018, 12:33 pm

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.

Section 2: James Polk, December 2, 1845, part 2
5937 words. Read from: All attempts at compromise having failed, it becomes the duty of Congress to consider what measures it may be proper to adopt for the security and protection of our citizens now inhabiting or who may hereafter inhabit Oregon, and for the maintenance of our just title to that Territory.
Read through: In the deliberations of Congress on this subject it is hoped that a spirit of mutual concession and compromise between conflicting interests may prevail, and that the result of their labors may be crowned with the happiest consequences.

Section 3: James Polk, December 2, 1845, part 3
5197 words. Read from: By the Constitution of the United States it is provided that "no money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in consequence of appropriations made by law."



Section 7: James Polk, December 2, 1847, part 1
5213 words. Read through: What further provision may become necessary and what final disposition it may be proper to make of them must depend on the future progress of the war and the course which Mexico may think proper hereafter to pursue.

Section 8: James Polk, December 2, 1847, part 2
5669 words. Read from: With the views I entertain I can not favor the policy which has been suggested, either to withdraw our Army altogether or to retire to a designated line and simply hold and defend it.
Read through: In no event will a sum exceeding $6,000,000 of this amount be needed before the meeting of the session of Congress in December, 1848.

Section 9: James Polk, December 2, 1847, part 3
5533 words. Read from: The act of the 30th of July, 1846, "reducing the duties on imports," has been in force since the 1st of December last, and I am gratified to state that all the beneficial effects which were anticipated from its operation have been fully realized.


Section 10: James Polk, December 2, 1848, part 1
5984 words. Read through: This would not be in consonance with the just system of government which the framers of the Constitution adopted.

Section 11: James Polk, December 2, 1848, part 2
5168 words. Read from: The question is believed to be rather abstract than practical whether slavery ever can or would exist in any portion of the acquired territory even if it were left to the option of the slaveholding States themselves.
Read through: I repeat the recommendation heretofore made in favor of the graduation and reduction of the price of such of the public lands as have been long offered in the market and have remained unsold, and in favor of extending the rights of preemption to actual settlers on the unsurveyed as well as the surveyed lands.

Section 12: James Polk, December 2, 1848, part 3
5184 words. Read from: The condition and operations of the Army and the state of other branches of the public service under the supervision of the War Department are satisfactorily presented in the accompanying report of the Secretary of War.
Read through: Both were resorted to in the delusive hope that they would restore public credit and afford relief to the Government and to the business of the country.

Section 13: James Polk, December 2, 1848, part 4
4971 words. Read from: Those of our public men who opposed the whole "American system" at its commencement and throughout its progress foresaw and predicted that it was fraught with incalculable mischiefs and must result in serious injury to the best interests of the country.
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Post by Lynnet » April 13th, 2018, 2:35 pm

I can set this up for you.
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Post by Lynnet » April 13th, 2018, 2:39 pm

All set. Let me know if you need anything else.
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Post by linny » April 14th, 2018, 5:19 am

Thank you, Lynn!

I'm finished with the set up. I'll PL until a DPL volunteers.

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Post by realisticspeakers » April 26th, 2018, 8:41 am

Polk 1

Polk 2

Polk 3

nudge nudge

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Post by linny » April 26th, 2018, 8:47 am

Excellent! Thank you for getting us started. :D

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Post by linny » April 26th, 2018, 8:49 am

Lynn,
I just realized we are in “short works”. May we move over to the regular reader’s wanted? These are tougher readings than typically found in short works.

:help:

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Post by ColleenMc » April 26th, 2018, 1:18 pm

I'd like to take a crack at Polk's 1846 SOTU (sections 4/5/6) Thanks!

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Post by linny » April 26th, 2018, 5:50 pm

Thank you, Colleen. 1846 it is. :thumbs:

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Post by Lynnet » April 26th, 2018, 10:11 pm

linny wrote:
April 26th, 2018, 8:49 am
Lynn,
I just realized we are in “short works”. May we move over to the regular reader’s wanted? These are tougher readings than typically found in short works.

:help:
Done
Help us finish:

Prisoner of the Mill 7 sections remaining

The Great Pearl Secret 7 sections remaining

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Post by linny » April 27th, 2018, 7:25 am

Thank you, Lynn. :D

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Post by Doug42 » May 4th, 2018, 6:28 am

I'd like to take sections 7,8,9 (Polk, 1847).
*** Doug

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Post by linny » May 4th, 2018, 6:52 am

Hi Doug,
Thank you for claiming! 1847 is all yours. :thumbs:

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Post by ColleenMc » May 7th, 2018, 4:05 pm

Section 4 (part 1 of 1846)

https://librivox.org/uploads/lynnet/stateoftheunion1845_1848_04_various_128kb.mp3

35:45

Note: Obnoxious neighbor dog was barking on and off while I was recording and it picked up a little on the recording despite my being in a room with windows closed and the dog being 3 yards away. I did noise reduction and all but I can still hear it a little bit, tho if you didn't know it was a dog you might think it's a little chair squeak or something.

Let me know if it's too noticeable and I will re-record the section if necessary.

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