Trivia Question 8-8-19 Who Said That?

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General Pierre Gustave Toutant-Beauregard, CSA

"But, my friends, I do not appear before you to-night to make a speech, and for several reasons -- first, It is a time for action, not speaking; and secondly, my throat has been been left in such a condition by recent illness, that the only way in which I can speak now is through the mouths of my cannon." [New York Times, November 19, 1862, page 2.]

p.s. Some newspaper reports suggest his bad throat was the result of typhoid fever, but the type of "recent illness" Beauregard suffered is largely inconclusive.
 

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".....the only way in which I can speak now is through the mouths of my cannon."
In a speech he did not give, who said that? And what was the cause of his difficulty in speaking?

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Pierre G. T. Beauregard (1818-1893). Beauregard suffered from a chronic throat ailment, possibly chronic tonsillitis, since childhood.
For more on 'the speech, see New York Times, November 19, 1862, page 2. https://www.nytimes.com/1862/11/19/archives/a-speech-from-beauregard.html.
 

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PGT Beauregard (28 May 1818 – 20 February 1893)
In November 1862, at Savannah, Georgia, Beauregard said, "But, my friends, I do not appear before you to-night to make a speech, and for several reasons -- first, It is a time for action, not speaking; and secondly, my throat has been been left in such a condition by recent illness, that the only way in which I can speak now is through the mouths of my cannon. Again thanking you for your cordial manifestations of your regard, I bid you, friends, good night."
https://www.nytimes.com/1862/11/19/archives/a-speech-from-beauregard.html
 
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