A Memorial of Anson Burlingame

From Syracuse University Library:
book from NY memorial

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pamphlet from Burlingame’s memorial in Boston

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Taken from the pamphlet:

Reverend George W. Briggs, D.D. of Cmabridge, Pastor of Church which Mr. Burlingame formerly attended. He delivered the following message at the memorial
The elegraph has seldom borne a sadder or more startling message than that which came on the 23rd of February, two short months ago , to tell us that Anson Burlingame was dead!… It is an unapparalled event for the loss of a single man to awaken in three continents such peculiar and personal sorrow.
China mourns for one who had won the confidence of her rulers, who had introduced her to the family of the nations, and whose lab ors in her behalf commanded her unqualified approval. The Sovereigns and Ministers of the principal Courts of Europe, where he had made a name by his diplomatic talent, and won regard by his manly bearing, regret his too early death. And his countrymen and friends at home, those whose hearts were drawn to him in early manhood, who have watched his career with wonder and with pride, as reflecting honor upon the American name, feel a peculiar and more personal grief.
Boldly pronouncing against the “force policy” which Christendom had previously practiced towards China, striving to make justice free to all alike when acting as our own ambassador to that distant empire, studying the conditions, respecting the rights of its people, while faithful to the interests of those whom he was sent to represent, treating China as an equal among the nations, regarding its millions as of the brotherhood of men, he foreordained the confidence which was awarded him, and the trust which he received.

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