[Complete] State of the Union Addresses 1869-1876 Ulysses S. Grant- m8b1

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Post by linny » December 30th, 2018, 10:06 am

State of the Union Addresses by United States Presidents (1869-1876) by Ulysses S. Grant.

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-1869-1876-by-ulysses-s-grant/
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 Ulysses S. Grant. (Wikipedia)
This is the 9th out of 27 projects. Prior addresses are found here: https://librivox.org/search?q=state%20of%20the%20union&search_form=advanced
Some stats on the overall project are here: 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 » December 30th, 2018, 10:14 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.

8. Ulysses S. Grant, December 7, 1874, part 1 - 5069 words. Read through: All corrections in this regard are in the direction of bringing labor and capital in harmony with each other and of supplying one of the elements of prosperity so much needed.
9. Ulysses S. Grant, December 7, 1874, part 2 - 4149 words. Read from: The report of the Secretary of War herewith attached, and forming a part of this message, gives all the information concerning the operations, wants, and necessities of the Army, and contains many suggestions and recommendations which I commend to your special attention.
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Post by eWinters » December 31st, 2018, 3:23 am

I'd like to claim Ulysses S. Grant, December 5, 1870, both sections. Question on the sections - Does it have to be two, or can it be more?

~Erik

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Post by linny » December 31st, 2018, 4:48 am

eWinters wrote:
December 31st, 2018, 3:23 am
I'd like to claim Ulysses S. Grant, December 5, 1870, both sections. Question on the sections - Does it have to be two, or can it be more?

~Erik
Hi Erik,
For that year it needs to be two sections. The break can be moved, if you think there is a better place due to subject, but it has to be two or it messes up the numbering for everyone else. Some of the other sections (1, 4, 5, 12) are longer as a single section but have a shorter overall word count. You might want to wait until I get the MW is up before you confirm your claim. The section breakdown is only for the years where a single section would be too long. Let me know.

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Post by m8b1 » December 31st, 2018, 5:17 pm

Hi Linny,

I'll MC for you. Be back in a bit with the MW!

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Post by m8b1 » December 31st, 2018, 5:27 pm

Alright, you should be all set. Are you DPL'ing this, Linny?

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Post by realisticspeakers » December 31st, 2018, 5:29 pm

Grant, you say?

Hello! I would like the last two sections please.
"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 » January 1st, 2019, 5:10 am

Hello Maria,
Thank you for picking us up. :clap: When you have a moment please add us to our group project: https://librivox.org/group/607?primary_key=607&search_category=group&search_page=1&search_form=get_results

Yes, I'm acting as DPL on this project.

MW is updated and we are ready for Readers Wanted whenever you are.
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Post by linny » January 1st, 2019, 5:12 am

realisticspeakers,
Thank you for helping out again. Happy 2019!

Are you sure it's the last two sections you wanted? I'm fine with it, it's just a strange pick for you.

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Post by m8b1 » January 1st, 2019, 12:13 pm

linny wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 5:10 am
Hello Maria,
Thank you for picking us up. :clap: When you have a moment please add us to our group project: https://librivox.org/group/607?primary_key=607&search_category=group&search_page=1&search_form=get_results

Yes, I'm acting as DPL on this project.

MW is updated and we are ready for Readers Wanted whenever you are.
Everything is updated, and we are off to Readers Wanted!

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Post by realisticspeakers » January 1st, 2019, 7:05 pm

linny wrote:
January 1st, 2019, 5:12 am
realisticspeakers,
Thank you for helping out again. Happy 2019!

Are you sure it's the last two sections you wanted? I'm fine with it, it's just a strange pick for you.
It is indeed a strange pick. It is not what I intended at all.

Can I please also have 1875 part 1?
"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 » January 2nd, 2019, 4:50 am

Readers Wanted! Excellent. Thank you, Maria but can we be in the regular Readers Wanted and not Short Works? The sections here are so long that short works doesn't really work for us. We have tried it before. If the length of the work has anything to do with the decision, this volume will be around 8 to 8.5 hours when completed.
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Post by linny » January 2nd, 2019, 4:51 am

realisticspeakers,
MW updated. Thanks for keeping 1876. I expected a swap.

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Post by realisticspeakers » January 2nd, 2019, 7:38 am

linny wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 4:51 am
realisticspeakers,
MW updated. Thanks for keeping 1876. I expected a swap.
Always expect the unexpected! :lol:
"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 m8b1 » January 2nd, 2019, 7:48 am

linny wrote:
January 2nd, 2019, 4:50 am
Readers Wanted! Excellent. Thank you, Maria but can we be in the regular Readers Wanted and not Short Works? The sections here are so long that short works doesn't really work for us. We have tried it before. If the length of the work has anything to do with the decision, this volume will be around 8 to 8.5 hours when completed.
Sure, no problem, Linny! I was waffling between which place to put this, and only decided on Short Works since technically it isn't a book. But it doesn't matter to me either way. :-)

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