"They do not know how pride can stoop, When baffled feelings withering droop; They do not know how hate can burn In hearts once changed from soft to stern, And all the false and fatal zeal The convert of revenge can feel."
"The President urged the cultivation of intelligence among the people in regard to political matters, and said, 'If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon's, but between patriotism and intelligence on one side and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other. On this Centennial year the work of strengthening the foundation of the structure, began by our forefathers one hundred years ago at Lexington, should be begun. Let us all labor for more security of free thought, free speech, a free press and pure morals, unfettered religious sentiments and equal rights and privileges of all men irrespective of nationality, color or religion.'"
"Assassination and riot marred New York's Memorial day yesterday when black-shirted Fascisti and white-robed Klansmen participated in the services in honor of the city's warrior dead. Two Fascisti, both war veterans, were slain in the Bronx, seven prisoners taken in the Jamaica Klan riot were behind bars in Queens, and at least 100 of the white-robed order were nursing battered heads as the toll of political passion and religious conflict. In addition, Times sq. was thrown into a wild state of excitement during the afternoon when Fascisti, armed with clubs and whips, milled furiously through the square seeking to avenge the earlier murder of their members."
"We write under a deep sense of responsibility. The fate of our country is suspended on the events of a few short months. By virtue of prompt, earnest, faithful efforts, we may be redeemed from a fate worse than death, and our country may be blessed with peace and free government. If we sleep, or if we meanly and ignobly refuse to listen to the calls of our struggling, bleeding land, we may plunge into a yawning abyss of degradation, ruin and misery, and fall like the darkened star to rise no more."
"I am especially proud of and gratified for the loyal support and soldierly devotion of the corps and division commanders, all the more touching to me as the movement was one which they regarded with some doubt, if not distrust. It affords me pleasure to return my thanks to Major-General Gordon Granger and Major-General Stanley, commanding the cavalry, for their operations on our right, resulting in the capture of Shelbyville; and to General Granger for subsequently despatching our supplies when they were so pressingly needed."