New York: Jonathan Seymour. Very Good+. 1829. New and Enlarged Edition. Hardcover. 2583 pages; Contents of all five volumes clean and tight in later bindings of tan half calf over burgundy pebbled cloth boards Gray spine labels with gilt lettering for titles and volume numbers. Calf rubbed in a few places, but quite secure. An attractive set of this keystone compilation of American oratorical history. Five volumes ; 23 cm; 507; 516; 524; 508; 528 pp. OCLC: 5620206 Contents of all five volumes clean and tight in later bindings of tan half calf over burgundy pebbled cloth boards Gray spine labels with gilt lettering for titles and volume numbers. Calf rubbed in a few places, but quite secure. An attractive set of this keystone compilation of American oratorical history. Volume 1 spans 1787 to 1797, including several speeches on the expediency of adopting the Federal Constitution by Hamilton, Wilson, Adams, Marshall. Randolph, etc.; President Washington's Inaugural Address; President Adams' Inaugural Address; Harper's speech on resisting the aggressions and encroachment of the French, etc. Volume 2 spans 1798 to 1811, including President Jefferson's Inaugural Speech; Mr. Mason's Speech on the Judiciary; Clinton's Speech on navigation of the Mississippi; President Jefferson's second Inaugural Speech; Quincy's Speech on Foreign Relations; President Madison's Inaugural Address; Randolph's Speech on Increasing the Army; etc. Volume 3 spans 1813 to 1824, including Quincy's speech on the new Army, Webster's speech on the Bank of the United States; Clay's Speech on the Seminole War; Pinckney's Speech on Treaty-making Power; President Monroe's Inaugural Address; Webster's Speech on the Greek Revolution; etc. Volume 4 spans 1804 to 1827, including President John Quincy Adams Inaugural Address; Sprague and Livingstone's speeches on the relief of the survivors of the Army of the Revolution; Hamilton's speech on People vs Crosswell for Libel of President Jefferson; Wickham's and Wirt's speeches on the trial of Aaron Burr for Treason; etc. Volume 5 gathers together notable speeches from 1772 to 1826, including Pinckney's speech for the relief of oppressed slaves; Washington's Farewell Address; Lee's Oration on the Death of Washington; Webster's and Wirt's Eulogies for Jefferson and Adams; President Jackson's Inaugural Address; etc. After studying at Dartmouth College, Ebenezer B. Williston taught Greek and Latin at the American Literary, Scientific and Military Academy, which later became Norwich University. In 1826, his English edition of the works of Tacitus was published. Williston continued to teach classics there until 1828 when his failing health induced him to move south. In 1827 Williston's five-volume work Eloquence of the United States was first published; this expanded edition first appeared in 1829. In 1830, Williston was appointed president of Jefferson College in Washington, Mississippi, a position he retained until April 1832. . (Inventory #: 39085)
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