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August 29, 1885


JAMA. 1885;V(9):240. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02391080016005

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It is an unquestionable fact that the most fitting monument to a great or a good man, or to any one whose memory should be perpetuated by a material tangible structure, is something that will confer a material benefit to other people. More than this, it is most probable that any man, whose memory is or will be of any value to his countrymen or to the world, would, if consulted on the subject, prefer that the money spent in erecting a memorial to him should be spent in such a way as to materially benefit a certain class or classes of people, and thus indirectly benefit all.

The American people are now interested in building a suitable monument to General Grant. The subject and enterprise are of national interest, and it is highly probable that a very large amount of money can be raised for the purpose. The following,

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