Memorial and Biographical History of Dallas County, Texas. Page: 257 of 1,110
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HISTORY OF DALLAS COUrNTY
I should take the especial subject suggested
ill the invitation? I prefer to make the address
on the South, its opportunities, and the
duties of its young men; and I would perhaps
not be able to devote as much of it to
Texas as your people might wish. Yours
very truly, H. W. GRADY."
The following also speaks for itself:
ATLANTA, GEORGIA, October 11, 1888.
J. C. Patton, Esq., Dallas, Texas.
" fy Dear Sir-As I advised you by telegraph
this morning, it gives me pleasure to
be able to accept the kind invitation of the
young men of Dallas to be present atyour State
Fair on October 27, and deliver an address.
Let me assure you that no honor could be
paid me that I value more highly than to be
asked by the young men of the South to come
into council with them as to what we had
best do to get the South a fuller independence
than our fathers ever sought to compel in
the forum by their eloquence, or to win in
the field by their swords. Thanking you
especially for the kind words in which the
invitation was conveyed, and the young men
associated with you for their courteous compliment,
I am yours very truly,
"IH. W. GRADY."
The programme as arranged on reception
and entertainment was thus announced:
Next Friday Honorable Henry W. Grady
and party will arrive in the city, and be
present at the Fair on Texas Day. The following
is the programme for their reception
1. An informal reception at the Windsor
Friday eveningfrom 8 to 10.
2. Saturday--A drive through the city
from the Windsor at 9:30 a. in., reaching the
Fair grounds at 11 a. m. At 11:30 a. m.
Mr. Grady will speak from the stand fronting
the grand stand.
3. Between 1 and 2 p. m. a lunch will be
served to the guests in the club room at the
4. At 3 p. m. there will be speaking by
Governor Gordon and others, the speakers to
be introduced by Messrs. Gibbs, Tucker,
Exall and Simpson.
The following comprise the entire reception.committee:
James B. Simpson, chairman; Sawnie Robertson,
Chas. Fred Tucker, Barnett Gibbs,
Henry Exall, W. E. I-lnghes, W. C. Connor,
J. C. Patton, C. A. Culberson, Dudley
Wooten, N. W. Fairbanks, T. V. Rhlodes,
J. J. Eckford, W. L. Cabell, W. L. Crawford,
R. E. Cowart.
MR. GRADY'S GREAT SPEECH
was made to a gathering of upward of 10,000
Texans, and it concerned the future of
the two races, what the South owes the negro,
and what his place in progress should be:
the wonderful possibilities of the South.
Texas Day at the Fair was made memorable
by the address of the Honorable Henry W.
Grady, of the Atlanta Constitution. If there
were any doubt of his popularity in Texas it
were only necessary to call in evidence his
magnificent audience. So great was it that
"A hundred mouths,
A hundred tongues,
An iron throat
Inspired with brazen lungs,"
the sound of his voice could not have reached
the last of the multitude. The grand stand,
Here’s what’s next.
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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/m1/257/: accessed October 22, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Dallas Public Library.