Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 256 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUN'Y.
Griffitts, T. M. Campbell, W. J. Porter,
Claude A. Cour, D. Scruggs, C. B. Lewis,
E. R. Fonda, L. A. Garrison, Otto S. Lammers,
John N. Baker, M. Trice, Linus S.
Kinder, F. D. Cosby, John T. Ginnocchio,
S. S. Long, W. B. Wilmans, T. L. Monagan,
Eugene Marshall, Joe Record, D. HI. Eldridge,
R. M. Miers.
"A News man called on President Armstrong
at his headquarters at the fair grounds
and learned what may be found in the following
"ATLANTA, Georgia, October. 11.
c" Mr. J. S. Arm strong, president of the
Texas State Fair and Dallas Exposition.
My Dear Sir-I write you because I have
misplaced the letter addressed to me by the
representative of your association, and which
came by even mail, with the invitation from
the young men of Dallas to be present at
your fair on October 27, and make an address.
I have officially notified Mr. Patton,
as chairman of the committee of the young
men of Dallas, of my acceptance of the invitation;
and 1 now write to you to ask for
certain details as to the date and as to what
is expected of me. I regret that I have not
been able to make this acceptance earlier, but
I did not see my way clear to coining at all
when I first received the invitation and held
it up in the hope that I might work out the
way to accept it, which I have done. I propose
to leave here about the 24th and reach
Dallas on the 26th. President Norton of the
S. M. Inman of Atlanta. If so they will use
John Inmatn's car and will fill it with a number
of New York and Richmond capitalists.
We will be comfortably fixed in our car and
provided with everything, so that no arrangement
need to be made to entertain myself and
my friends. It is probable that we may remain
in Dallas for two days and will go to
see the State capitol, as Mr. Tholnas of our
capitol commission will be one of the party,
and we may take a three or four days' trip
through Texas. I do not desire, nor do my
friends, to take one moment of your time
that will necessarily be occupied while we
are there, and we will be able to take care of
ourselves while in Texas. 1 simply give
you our programme in order that you may
see that you can put me in whenever you please
in your proceedings. I am going to make a
feature of reporting the Fair for the Constitution
and will probably send Mr. Cooper of
mny staff to Dallas three or four days ahead
of my coming. In that event I shall ask
your courtesy in his behalf, and that you
will see that he has access to all legitimate
avenues of information.
" I will be obliged if you can give me any
information on these points. When aln I
to speak? At what time of day? In open
air, or in hall? I should very much prefer
the latter. What will be the probable size
of the audience? I ask this because I have
fears of my voice, although I have frequently
been heard with ease by ten or twelve thousand
people. Now, then, is it necessary that
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Lewis Publishing Company. Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas., book, 1892; Chicago, Illinois. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth20932/m1/256/: accessed October 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.