Law and Order in Egypt, (28 March 1910) Cairo, Egypt

“Law and Order in Egypt” delivered March 28, 1910, Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919)

Roosevelt, Theodore and Lawrence F. Abbott. African and European Addresses. New York: G.P. Putnam’s, 1910.

This copy-text was printed in African and European Addresses in 1910, the year in which Theodore Roosevelt delivered the speech. The speech is accompanied with an introduction and footnotes by Lawrence F. Abbott presenting a description of the speech situation and conditions under which the speech was delivered. This version of the copy-text has been chosen for authentication because it is official record of the speech.

While removing Abbott’s brief descriptions and commentary, we have preserved the paragraph structure, grammar, and punctuation of the published speech. Paragraph numbers have been added in brackets.

The text presented here has been transcribed from African and European Addresses, checked against a digital copy of excerpts published in the New York Times on March 29, 1910, and proofread for accuracy. In order to maintain the historical authenticity of the text, we have retained word spellings that may no longer be in common usage such as “fulfil” and “pretence.”