|William J. Bryan, Nebraska to E. F. V. Knox, London.
|Irish Emigration Database
|Bryan, William J/60
|Bryan, William J.
|Lincoln, Nebraska, USA
|D 1222/41: Purchased from J. W. Parker Esq., Furniture Dealer, Smithfield Market, Belfast.
|The Public Record Office, Northern Ireland.
|Action By Date Document added by C.R., 12:10:1993.
|WILLIAM J. BRYAN
Nov. 29, 1897
Hon. [Honourable?] E. F. V. Knox
London, Eng. [England?]
My Dear Sir:-
I have just found among my letters your favor of Aug.
15, '96 [1896?]. My correspondence has been so
large and the pressure of other duties so great that I am far
behind in answering my letters, and trust that your
acquaintance with public affairs will lead you to excuse my
I thank you for your kind words, and am also obliged to
you for the information you give. Archbishop Walsh has placed
the matter before the public very plainly, and his pamphlet
has been largely circulated in the United States. I have
often called attention to the experience of the Irish people
under the gold standard, and have insisted that the producing
classes throughout the world have suffered as our people have
suffered here. The only difference is that our people are
free to act and the domination of the financial classes not
so complete as it is in some of the countries of Europe. The
Republican administration, by sending the commission abroad,
has confessed the gold standard to be unsatisfactory, and the
failure of the commission will open the eyes of those who
have been deluded by the belief that international
bimetallism is probable. I think that the Republicans will
find it difficult to defend their position, and we who
believe in independent bimetallism feel confident that our
cause is growing.
Thanking you for your courteous message, I am, with great
Very truly yours, W [William?] J. Bryan