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America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums, but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration; not agitation, but adjustment; not surgery, but serenity; not the dramatic, but the dispassionate; not experiment, but equipoise; not submergence in internationality, but sustainment in triumphant nationality. [Speech in Boston, May 1920]
When he died in 1923, he left the income from the bulk of his estate, valued at $850,000 to his wife Florence. He left his father the interest from $50,000 worth of government bonds. The principal, after the deaths of his wife and father, was to go to his brother and three sisters, except for the following bequests; $25,000 to the Marion Park Commission, $10,000 to each of his nieces and nephews,...