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[261] hearing some one make a speech and others with a desire to see it. When the line reached the plot of ground just in front of the pedestal the sight was magnificent. Looking from the top of the stone floor over four squares down Franklin street the thoroughfare was one mass of human beings. There was no crush, no rushing. The grey uniform of the Lee Camp men could be seen; the plumes and ribbons on the hats of the girls brightening the effect. The green trees and the sky, painted by the soft tints of sunset, made up a combination of color that will never be forgotten.

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