Quotation by Benjamin Harrison

I thought it altogether proper that I should take a brief furlough from official duties at Washington to mingle with you here to-day as a comrade, because every President of the United States must realize that the strength of the Government, its defence in war, the army that is to muster under its banner when our Nation is assailed, is to be found here in the masses of our people.
Benjamin Harrison (1833–1901), U.S. president. Speech in Boston, August 12, 1890. Speeches of Benjamin Harrison: Twenty-Third President of the United States, p. 230, Kennikat Press (1971).

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