AN ORATION, DELIVERED JULY 5TH, 1813, BEFORE THE WASHINGTON BENEVOLENT SOCIETY, OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, IN COMMEMORATION OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE
by Morris, Gouverneur
New York, 1813. 27pp. Original printed wrappers, stitched. Spine almost perished, wrappers chipped, with slight loss off text to rear advertisement. Dust soiling and light tanning. Good. Untrimmed and partially unopened. A speech given by Gouverneur Morris in honor of Independence Day, 1813, in which he issues a renewed call for Americans to rise above argument between political parties and to remind his listeners of the aims of the Revolutionary generation. "It may not be improper, then, for one who was a witness, to delineate the sentiments which prevailed. His feeble testimony may assist in cleansing the American character from representations by which it has been sullied." SHAW & SHOEMAKER 29222. (Inventory #: WRCAM52061)
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