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Post by linny » November 16th, 2018, 10:38 am

If you take out the numbers there were only 5 for an hour of tough reading. I think you did well. :thumbs:

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Post by 5Tommy00 » November 16th, 2018, 6:31 pm

I'll take Andrew Johnson Section 1 (Andrew Johnson, State of the Union Address, December 3, 1867) through "It gives me great pleasure..."

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Post by garybclayton » November 17th, 2018, 7:07 am

Section 7 is ready for review

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/stateoftheunion1861_1868_07_various_128kb.mp3

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47:45 minutes

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Post by linny » November 17th, 2018, 7:47 am

5Tommy00 wrote:
November 16th, 2018, 6:31 pm
I'll take Andrew Johnson Section 1 (Andrew Johnson, State of the Union Address, December 3, 1867) through "It gives me great pleasure..."
Welcome to the project. You are now in the MW. Please note, this is section 8, not section 1. Have fun and let me know if you have any questions.

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Post by linny » November 17th, 2018, 11:47 am

Hi Gary,
It's been along PL day. I need a break from this chair. I'll try and get back later tonight but if not, I'll certainly get section 7 PLed tomorrow. :thumbs:

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Post by linny » November 18th, 2018, 12:51 pm

Gary,
Nice job with 1866. We finally made it to a billion dollars of debt. :roll:

7:03 - It is true it has been assumed that the existence of the States was terminated by the rebellious acts of their inhabitants, and that, the insurrection having been suppressed, they were thenceforward to be considered merely as conquered territories.
I hear resurrection

21:09 - For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1886, it is estimated that the receipts will amount to $436,000,000 and that the expenditures will be $350,247,641, showing an excess of $85,752,359 in favor of the Government.
I hear 1866

25:50 The suggestions in behalf of this deserving class of our fellow-citizens are earnestly recommended to the favorable attention of Congress.
I hear half

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Post by garybclayton » November 18th, 2018, 7:47 pm

Thanks, Linny, for catching my errors! For some reason, I found this one to be fairly tough to get straight.

If you want, I will "correct" the second discrepancy to say 1886, but I thought it was a stretch for Andrew Johnson to be guessing what the receipts and expenditures would be under Grover Cleveland's administration. It does appear that he really wrote 1886.
:?
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Post by linny » November 19th, 2018, 11:19 am

Oh good grief. I was certainly not thinking. Yes, please leave that 'error'. :oops:

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Post by garybclayton » November 19th, 2018, 7:16 pm

Section 7: OK, I'll leave the "error". I'm very busy tonight with work; I'll try to turn the other two errors around tomorrow evening.

BTW, I learned a little of the backstory on this one. Johnson had one of his staff write this address and he did not speak before Congress with it. Instead, it was delivered to Congress where it was read into the record. That, apparently, was not uncommon at that time.

Gary

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Post by linny » November 19th, 2018, 8:58 pm

Gary,
Thank you for the update. No problem with taking a few days.

You are correct. During that time it was standard practice for the address to be written. It actually wasn’t even referred to as ‘State of the Union’ until much later.

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Post by garybclayton » November 20th, 2018, 5:32 pm

Here we go again! Section 7, second attempt.

https://librivox.org/uploads/triciag/stateoftheunion1861_1868_07_various_128kb.mp3
47:44 minutes

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7:03 - It is true it has been assumed that the existence of the States was terminated by the rebellious acts of their inhabitants, and that, the insurrection having been suppressed, they were thenceforward to be considered merely as conquered territories.

25:50 The suggestions in behalf of this deserving class of our fellow-citizens are earnestly recommended to the favorable attention of Congress.

I'm of 2 minds with the 1866/1886 issue, but I think it makes more sense to the listener if it says "1866". I know I don't always get it right in what I say or write.

Gary

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Post by linny » November 21st, 2018, 11:14 am

Gary,
Thank you for the corrections. Spot check PL OK.

I understand. I'm also of the mind to not confuse the listener any more than possible.

Thank you for your help. :D

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Post by realisticspeakers » November 26th, 2018, 8:23 pm

"Kind reader,
if this our performance doth in aught fall short of promise, blame not our good intent, but our unperfect wit."

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Post by linny » November 29th, 2018, 10:03 am

realisticspeakers wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Lincoln was a numbers guy.
Oh boy. :shock:

I had strep and couldn't bring myself to log on. I'll get you PLed in the next couple of days.

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Post by realisticspeakers » November 29th, 2018, 12:22 pm

linny wrote:
November 29th, 2018, 10:03 am
realisticspeakers wrote:
November 26th, 2018, 8:23 pm
Lincoln was a numbers guy.
Oh boy. :shock:

I had strep and couldn't bring myself to log on. I'll get you PLed in the next couple of days.
Was worried about you. Take your time. I'm in no rush.
"Kind reader,
if this our performance doth in aught fall short of promise, blame not our good intent, but our unperfect wit."

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