Typed manuscript signed "Wm. H. Taft," one page, 8 x 10.5, being an excerpt from his address before the Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick of New York, March 17, 1908. In full: "Their (speaking of the sons and daughters of Ireland) fidelity to their religious faith, their stubborn resistance to the enforcement of laws which separated them from the soil they owned, their brilliant valor on every battlefield, their gallantry, their delightful sense of humor, their poetic fervor and temperament, and the quickness with which the year follows the smile, continue unabated in the Irish strain, whether you find it in the island of its origin, in this country, or in the many distant lands whence its enterprise and energy may have carried representatives of the race." In fine condition.
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