PRESIDENTIAL SOUTHERN TOUR, ADDRESS AT FRANKLIN, KENTUCKY
September 19, 1877
MY FRIENDS: Our time table des not permit us to make speeches. We merely have the opportunity to return your friendship and greeting. I should be glad to see you in Washington, coming to Washington as you do here, to show your respect to the Government of the United States. My friends, to show you how completely we agree on the Constitutional principle of the Union of States, how we are coming together in union, friendship and harmony, allow me to introduce to you the Governor of South Carolina.
Mr. Key does not seem to be at home here so much as we do, but here he is. Bear with him.