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Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations. 1989.

NUMBER: 1470
AUTHOR: William McKinley (1843–1901)
QUOTATION: Our earnest prayer is that God will graciously vouchsafe prosperity, happiness, and peace to all our neighbors, and like blessings to all the peoples and powers of earth.
ATTRIBUTION: President WILLIAM MCKINLEY, speech delivered at the Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York, September 5, 1901.—Modern Eloquence, ed. Ashley H. Thorndike, rev. Adam Ward, vol. 11, p. 401 (1936).

This was McKinley’s last speech, as he was mortally wounded the next day at the Exposition. He served in Congress 1877–1884 and 1885–1891.