Illinois Staats-Zeitung -- January 18, 1871Mass Meeting of Turners in Cincinnati and Neighboring Towns to Protest Arms Export to France.
"Unfortunately too late. When at last arms trade will stop, it will be less the results of protests than because the Government has sold out its available reserves. If Herr Schurz had urged the case immediately after Congress convened, there might have been quicker results, but, of course, the recapitulation of the reason for the Missouri "Liberal radicals" in helping the Democrats gain a majority-the State legislature was of infinitely greater importance than to spare the U. S. the shame of furnishing to the French arms against the Germans.
III B 1, I G, III B 2, III H
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