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It is proposed in the Common Council of New York to erect a monument to Fulton, who first successfully applied steam to navigation. If ever a public benefactor deserved such an honor, this was the man. But it is wrong to speak of it as an honor to him. It is a dishonor to his countrymen that his name has never been com
endants of some of the boundless wealth that his invention conferred upon his country.
New York, the Empire State, owes her greatness principally to two men--Fulton and Clinton. They were neither of them politicians.
The politicians are a disputatious, pestiferous and unproductive race, who never do any good to mankind.
The chained to his triumphal car. All that Clinton accomplished was the dust of the balance compared to the fruits of Fulton's triumph.
Clinton labored for a State, Fulton for the world, and wherever the hot breath of steam pants over the waters, it tells the story of his fame.
It is strange how little consideration the world