PRESIDENTIAL NEW ENGLAND TOUR

 

August 24, 1877

Ayer Junction, Massachusetts

 

FELLOW-CITIZENS:  It is altogether out of the question that in the short time the cars will delay at this station I should say anything worth your hearing or my saying.  I am very sure that the people of Massachusetts desire their Government to be administered honestly, with purity, with a desire of promoting the interest of all sections of the Union, and to promote the interest of all alike and equally—of capitalist and laborer, white man and black man.  In short, to be with all as citizens of our own country---