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House Proceeding on Oct 28th, 2009 :: 1:40:00 to 1:45:50
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:39:56 to 1:40:16( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: thank you for your service that continues to contribute to our your patriotic sacrifices do not go unnoticed. i yield ck. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from ohio. mr. jordan: mr. speaker, we have no other speakers, and we would yield back the balance of our time.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:40:00 to 1:45:50( Edit History Discussion )
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Stephen F. Lynch

1:40:17 to 1:40:37( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. again, i urge my colleagues to join with ms. berkley and mr. wamp on the other side of the america's nuclear industry and uranium workers through the passage of house resolution 790, and i yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the

Stephen F. Lynch

1:40:38 to 1:41:01( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: gentleman yields back the balance of his time. the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 790 as amended. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. in the opinion of the chair, 2/3 having responded in the affirmative, the r suspended, the resolution is agreed to and without objeion, the motion to reconsider is laid on the

Stephen F. Lynch

1:41:02 to 1:41:24( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: table. for what purpose does the gentleman from massachusetts mr. lynch: now, mr. speaker, i would ask the house to suspend the rules and agree to house resolution68. as amended. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the resolu the clerk: house resolution

Stephen F. Lynch

1:41:25 to 1:41:45( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: 568, re recognizing the 150th anniversary of john brown's raid in harpers ferry, west virginia. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from massachusetts, mr. lynch, and the gentleman from ohio, mr. jordan, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from massachusetts. mr. lynch: thank you, mr. speaker. i ask unanimous consent that all members may have five

Stephen F. Lynch

1:41:46 to 1:42:06( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: legislative days to revise and extend tir remarks and add any extraneous materials. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, i yield myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. lynch: mr. speaker, on behalf of the commite on oversight and government reform, i'm pleased to present house resolution 568 for consideration.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:42:07 to 1:42:27( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: this resolution recognizes the 150th anniversary of john brown's raid at harper's ferry in what is now west virginia. the measure before us was introduced on june 19, 2009, by my friend and colleague, representative capito of west virginia, and enjoys the support of over 50 members of congress. mr. speaker, the controversial but passionate abolitionist john brown organized the raid in harpers ferry was served as

Stephen F. Lynch

1:42:28 to 1:42:49( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: a precursor to the civil war and was the driving force of the abolishment and the unconstitution of slavery. this moment in our nation's history shows the testament -- shows the courage of those who opposed the slave movementot only in our country but beyond our borders as well.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:42:50 to 1:43:10( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: intent on leading an uprising in the south that would end the practice of slavery in the summer of 1859, john brown began to develop a plan to raid the federal armory and arsenal in the small town of harpers ferry, located in present day west virginia. in preparation for the raid, brown rented the nearby kennedy farm house and with his small

Stephen F. Lynch

1:43:11 to 1:43:33( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: provisional army of 21 men with arms supplied by northern abolitionist groups, he took residence seven miles from the arsenal site. on the night of october 16, 1859, brown and his men advanced toward harpers ferry and quickly succeeded in capturing both the shenandoah river.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:43:34 to 1:43:54( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: the u.s. rifle works on halls island and several hostages including lewis washington, grand nephew of george washington and john allstadt. on the morning of october 17, 1859, news of the raid had spread, and as a result, local farmers and militia swiftly descended on brown and his men and surrounded the arsenal.

Stephen F. Lynch

1:43:55 to 1:44:16( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: a bloody battle thereafter ensued and by the afternoon of october 17, president james buchan had ordered a detach! 90 united states marines -- detachment 90 united states marines with general robert e. lee. on the mor

Stephen F. Lynch

1:44:17 to 1:44:37( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: lee ordered his men to storm the engine house resulting in the capturing of john brown and his remaing men. 16 men were killed in the raid at harpers ferry, including 10 of brown's men. men was arrested for treason against the state of west virginia. and following a five-day trial,

Stephen F. Lynch

1:44:38 to 1:44:58( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: brown was convicted of all charges and sentenced to hang on the gallows. brown's address to the virginia court on the last day of his trial evidenced his strong conviction of his actions at harpers ferry when he said, quote, had i interfered in the has manner, had i so interfered

Stephen F. Lynch

1:44:59 to 1:45:20( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: on behalf of the rich, the powerful, the sbledget, the so-called great, on or behalf of any of their friends and suff i have in this interference, it would have been all right. and every man in this court would have deemed it an act worthy of reward rather than punishment, closed quote. brown was thereafter executed on december 2, 1859, and

Stephen F. Lynch

1:45:21 to 1:45:42( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: through his death the slave liberation movement gained a hero. mr. speaker, the raid organized by john brown at harpers ferry on october of -- in october of 1859 was a critical moment in our nation's history and served to move our country forward in its struggle to abolish slavery. as noted by his good friend, frederick douglas, who while

Stephen F. Lynch

1:45:43 to 1:45:50( Edit History Discussion )

Stephen F. Lynch: opposing brown's violent tactics, said, quote, if john brown did not end the war that ended slavery he did at least

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