September 12, 1878
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

FELLOW CITIZENS OF MILWAUKEE: I have believed that good citizens of all parties wish this country to be united, not merely by force of law, but in interest and affection; that they want a civil service, pure, efficient and business-like, and that they want a currency so sound and stable that it will defraud no man. In the attainment of these objects I have believed that Carl Schurz would give me great aid, and I lean upon him with confidence.