who wrote/delivered it?
You could . . . read it. ;-)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moses_Hyamson
Lawrence Kaplan Comments:Rabbi Hymamson was for many years both the Rav of an Orthodox Synagogue in NYC and Professor of Codes at JTS.I don't think Rabbi Hirsch would have approved.
Surely not, but of course in 1889 he was not at JTS. I also wonder if R. Hirsch would have perceived JTS in 1889 as more like Breslau or more like Berlin, notwithstanding that he didn't approve of either.