National Affairs: President-Elect

"I can make no adequate expression of gratitude for the overwhelming confidence of our people, who without regard to section or interest have selected me for President of the whole United States.

"There has been a vindication of great issues and a determination of the true road of progress. The Republican Party has again been assessed with a great responsibility.

"In this hour there can be for me no feeling of victory or exultation. Rather it imposes a sense of solemn responsibility of the future and of complete dependence upon divine guidance for the task...