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‘Its splendor remains, and, splendor like this, is something more than the mere outward adornment, which graces the life of a nation. It is strength, strength other than that of mere riches, and other than that of gross numbers; strength carried by proud descent from one generation to another; strength awaiting the trials that are to come.’

General Johnson was warmly applauded all through the delivery of his address, and cheered to the echo as he took his seat.

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