knt001339Anonymous Speech, 1896Processed by: staff; machine-readable finding aid created by:M. PlarrSpecial CollectionsThe Filson Historical Society 1310 South Third Street Louisville, KY 40208 Phone: (502) 635-5083Fax: (502) 635-5086 Email: firstname.lastname@example.orgURL: http://www.filsonhistorical.org/ Copyright 2001 The Filson Historical SocietyLibraries. All Rights Reserved.Machine-readable finding aid derived from DBase.Date of source: 2001Description is in English.Anonymous Speech, 1896Contact InformationSpecial CollectionsThe Filson Historical Society 1310 South Third Street Louisville, Kentucky40208 USAPhone: (502) 635-5083Fax: (502) 635-5086 Email: email@example.comURL: http://www.filsonhistorical.org/Processed by: staffDate Completed: 2001Encoded by: M. Plarr Copyright 2001 The Filson Historical Society. All Rights Reserved.Anonymous Speech,1896N/Aanonymous1 item (9 p.) No items online. Must visit contributing institution.The Filson Historical Society Special Collections Louisville, Kentucky 40208 USAOpen to researchers.[Identification of item], Anonymous Speech, 1896, Special Collections, The Filson Historical Society.Democratic Party (U.S.) -- History -- SourcesPresidents -- United States -- Election -- 1896 -- SourcesSilver question -- Kentucky -- History -- SourcesSpeeches, addresses, etc., American -- KentuckyUnited States -- Politics and government -- 1893-1897. -- SourcesA typed speech of an unnamed politician addressing fellow citizens of Grant County, Kentucky, during the 1896 presidential campaign. The speech criticizes William Jennings Bryan as being a "wild-eyed Populist" and denounces his platform supporting the free unlimited coinage of silver as disloyal to the true Democratic principles of Jefferson and Jackson. The speaker refers to Populists as "Floppers" who have flopped from the true Democratic platform of an honest gold standard to the Populist doctrine of free silver. He questions the meaning of the Coinage Law in the Constitution and cites Mexico's silver -based economy where wages are low and commodities high and urges true Democrats to cast their votes for John M. Palmer and Simon Bolivar Buckner.