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Subject: [Leica] Free Silver?
From: s.jessurun95 at (animal)
Date: Fri Oct 1 09:51:18 2004
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Thanks for the tips
simon jessurun

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Brian Reid" <>
To: "Leica Users Group" <>
Sent: Friday, October 01, 2004 5:51 PM
Subject: Re: [Leica] Free Silver?

> If you guys are going to make fun of the phrase "Free Silver" you should
at least learn enough U.S. History to know where it comes from.
> Having watched the US Presidential debates last night, I long for the era
of riveting public speakers. One of the most mesmerizing speakers in U.S.
history was William Jennings Bryan, a fervent populist. He gave this speech
to the 1896 Democratic National Convention, during which "free silver" was
THE issue of contention.
> The history books say that Bryan got 30 minutes of standing ovation after
giving that speech. Here is a good watercolor of the era, including a
photograph of him speaking, in this page maintained by the historical
society of his home state of Nebraska:
> If you go to this website and select the 1896 Democratic Party platform:
> you'll be able to divine what the "free silver" issue was all about.
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