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The Daily Dispatch: November 20, 1862., [Electronic resource] 4 0 Browse Search
G. S. Hillard, Life and Campaigns of George B. McClellan, Major-General , U. S. Army 2 0 Browse Search
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ow-citizens of Philadelphia, I thank you for your kindness. I have parted with your brothers and sons in the Army of the Potomac too recently to make a speech. Our parting was sad. I can say nothing more to you; and I do not think you ought to expect a speech from me. He arrived at Trenton, his point of destination, at four o'clock on the morning of the 12th. On the evening of the 13th, an address of welcome was made to General McClellan, on behalf of the citizens of Trenton, by Andrew Dutcher, Esq. A large number of interested and sympathizing spectators were present. In reply, he said,-- My friends,--for I feel that you are all my friends,--I stand before you not as a maker of speeches, not as a politician, but as a soldier. I came among you to seek quiet and repose, and from the moment I came among you I have received nothing but kindness; and, although I came among you a stranger, I am well acquainted with your history. From the time I took command, your gallant sons
Gen. McClellan has been receiving many tokens of respect since his arrival at Trenton, N. J. The people assembled in large numbers around his hotel on Wednesday night, and gave him a grand serenade. A letter says: After the serenade, Andrew Dutcher, Esq., ex-Speaker of the House of Representatives of New Jersey came forward to introduce Gen. McClellan to the assembled multitude. As soon as the General appeared at the front of the hotel he was greeted with the most tumultuous applause. Cheer followed cheer throughout the entire square. Ladies waved their handkerchiefs and joined in the applause. It was with the greatest difficulty that any kind of order could be restored. When the cheering was but partially checked, Mr Dutcher addressed the enthusiastic throng in a few remarks, to which Gen. McClellan responded as follows: "My friends — for I feel that you are all my friends — I stand before you, not as a maker of speeches, not as a politician, but as a soldier. I c