PRESIDENTIAL TRIP TO NEW ENGLAND

 

August 17, 1877

Brattleboro, Vermont

 

I hope you will not expect me to make you a speech tonight.  I have endeavored to treat each one of you to a shake of the hand, and perhaps that is my share.  I suppose I have shaken hands with as many as 4,000, and you have heard my voice.  I will now, with your permission, bid you good night.