Signer: Fay, Edward Allen (1913)
Title of film: Dom Pedro's Visit to Gallaudet College
Number of segments: 20
ASL English Segment
1P-POSS FRIEND~CLASS, DURING NEAR FIFTY YEAR+ UP-TILL-NOW 1P-IX RELATED HERE COLLEGE, MANY+++(arc) FAMOUS MALE(rf)~FEMALE COME VISIT HERE. During the nearly 50 years that I have been connected with Gallaudet College, we have had visits from many distinguished men and women.1
ONE VISIT 1P-HON(rf) KNOW~STAY WITH(rf) MUCH APPRECIATE HAPPEN IN YEAR ONE THOUSAND EIGHT~HUNDRED SEVENTY-SIX.One visit that I remember with much pleasure took place in 1876.2
IN THAT(1h) YEAR, pn:AMERICA CELEBRATE(1h) FREE UP-TILL-NOW ONE~HUNDRED YEAR+ WITH MUCH FANCY+(restr) SHOW IN CITY++(slight_arc) pn:PHILADELPHIA.In that year, to celebrate the hundredth anniversary of our national independence, the country had an exhibition in Philadelphia called the Centennial Exposition.3
TO THAT(1h) SHOW, MANY(arc) FAMOUS MALE COME FROM ALL SOME+ ON WORLD. Among the celebrated visitors from other countries to that Exposition,4
AMONG THAT(1h) VISIT~AGENT, ONE FAMOUS~MOST, D-O-M P-E-D-R-O EMPEROR OVER-ALL LAND B-R-A-Z-I-L.perhaps the most celebrated was Dom Pedro, Emperor of Brazil.5
DET-IX(lt) NAME FAMOUS SPECIAL ONE WHY~SUPERIOR(2h) EMPEROR~OVER-ALL~AGENT NEGATIVE, BUT SO-AS MALE~cl-d:B(height) INTELLIGENT~INTELLIGENT(int), WISE, ENTHUSIASTIC, KIND, LOVE 3P-POSS(lt) PEOPLE~CLASS DO MUCH PROGRESS 3P-POSS(lt) NATION DURING YEAR+ FIFTY-EIGHT 3P-IX(lt) CONTINUE EMPEROR~OVER-ALL~AGENT.He was celebrated not only because he was Emperor, but as a man brilliant, learned, energetic, humane, devoted to his people, who did much to promote the progress of his nation during the 58 years he was emperor.6
D-O-M pn:PEDRO COME(-from-lt) TO CITY pn:PHILADELPHIA J-U-L-Y FOURTH FOR JOIN ARRANGE LECTURE(2h) THAT(1h) DAY.He came to Philadelphia to take part in the ceremonies on July 4;7
BUT BEFORE THAT(1h) DURING MONTH J-U-N-E GO-TO(rt) THERE(rt) CITY++ pn:WASHINGTON-DC STAY SEVERAL(2h) DAY+.but before that, during the month of June, he came to Washington and spent several days in going about and seeing things in the city.8
1P-IX-PL HERE COLLEGE READ+ IN PAPER HOW NOW++ D-O-M pn:PEDRO IN CITY+++(rc) AND 1P-IX-PL WANT SUMMONS~INVITE(-from-rt) COME VISIT COLLEGE.We here in the college read in the papers about his being here in Washington and wanted him to come and visit the college9
BUT 1P-IX-PL KNOW+++ DET-IX(rt) TIME-PERIOD SMALL+.but we knew he had only a few days in Washington,10
MANY(arc) THING WORTH MUCH 3P-IX WANT SEE+(rt) IN CITY(rt) pn:WASHINGTON-DC(rt), SO-AS 1P-IX-PL SUMMONS~INVITE(-from-rt) NEGATIVE.there were many important things to see, and we thought he would not want to spend time to come here, so we did not invite him.11
1P-IX-PL WONDERFUL MUCH ONE DAY GET M-E-S-S-A-G-E FROM D-E-P-A-R-T-M-E-N-T O-F S-T-A-T-E SAY(1x) TOMORROW MORNING TIME+~SEVEN D-O-M P-E-D-R-O WANT COME(-from-rt) VISIT COLLEGE DEAF.But one day we were much surprised; we received a message from the Department of State saying: "Tomorrow morning at 7 o''clock the Emperor dom Pedro wants to visit the College for the Deaf".12
THAT(1h) TIME-PERIOD PRESIDENT pn:EMG GONE~AWAYAt that time President Gallaudet was absent. 13
ONE-DAY-AGO BEFORE pn:EMG GO-AWAY TO CITY pn:PHILADELPHIA FOR ARRANGE(3x) BEFORE FEW-DAYS-FUTURE ALL COLLEGE cl-p:CC(group,rt-to-lt) VISIT THAT(1h,lt) SHOW(lt).A day or two before he had gone to Philadelphia to arrange for the whole College to visit the Exposition 14
AND(rf)1P-IX EXCHANGE A-C-T-I-N-G P-R-E-S-I-D-E-N-T. And I was acting President.15
1P-IX FEEL fs:IF PRES(false start) EMPEROR~OVER-ALL B-R-A-Z-I-L COME VISIT COLLEGE, gs:OH-WELL PRESIDENT COLLEGE NEED HERE FOR MEET.I felt if the Emperor of Brazil were coming to visit the College, the President of the College ought to be here to meet him.16
SO-AS 1P-IX TELEGRAPH~TELEGRAPH(-to-lt) TO pn:EMG TELL(-to-lt) TOMORROW MORNING TIME+~SEVEN D-O-M P-E-D-R-O FUTURE COME(-from-rt) VISIT COLLEGE.So I telegraphed to Dr. Gallaudet: "Tomorrow at 7 o'clock, Dom Pedro is coming to visit us;17
BETTER~SUPERIOR 2P-IX(lt) COME(-from-lt) EAT~BED had better come home quick."18
THAT(1h) NIGHT pn:EMG ARRIVE AND TOMORROW MORNING BEFORE TIME~SEVEN, ALL COLLEGE, LEARN~AGENT, TEACH~AGENT cl-p:CC(gather) IN HOUSE~SUNDAY THERE(behind_back) President Gallaudet arrived home that night and the next morning we all, teachers and pupils, assembled in the Chapel.19
EXACT TIME+~SEVEN D-M pn:PEDRO ARRIVE WITH SEVERAL(2h,rc) MALE~FANCY++ CLASS(rc) 3P-POSS(lt) ...Precisely at 7 o''clock Dom Pedro arrived with a few gentlemen of his staff.20