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KASSUTH, Louis


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    Hastings Tribune, 23 Mar 1894, Page 1, Contributed by Lisa Baker

Louis Kassuth Dead.

Louis Kossuth died at Turin on Tuesday at the great age of ninety-two years. Kossuth was honored the world over as a great patriot, and the last and best defender of Hungarian liberty. In 1851 he visited this country, after having been a political prisoner for two years, and was accorded a grand reception by the state officials of Pennsylvania, who accompanied him on his trip westward through the state. Many of the older citizens of Cambria County can remember the day when the distinguished party crossed the mountains in a fierce blizzard, and stopped at Ebensburg over night. The late John S. Rhey, of Ebensburg, who was then Speaker in the House of Representatives at Harrisburg, was one of the party, and did the honors for it at the county seat. Kossuth had lost his rights as a citizen of his native land, and a bill in the Hungarian Diet to restore to him his privileges, had been laid over until after the Easter holidays.

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