Newly Discovered Fourth of July Oration by the Illustrious Orator and Statesman, Daniel Webster, Delivered at Fryeburg, ME., in the Year 1802, and Now for the First Time Given to the Public

Title

Newly Discovered Fourth of July Oration by the Illustrious Orator and Statesman, Daniel Webster, Delivered at Fryeburg, ME., in the Year 1802, and Now for the First Time Given to the Public

Description

The pamphlet begins with a preface which discusses the disappearance of the oration, its sudden appearance, and the importance of Daniel Webster to history. It also includes biographical information regarding Webster's life. In the following speech Webster discusses the importance of the Fourth of July and the perfection of government that was chosen for the young United States of America. He describes the freedom citizens in the USA have, as well as the equality they share. He also discusses the problems with other types of government. He expounds upon the Revolutionary War and the valor of the colonial soldiers who won it. He then describes the necessary steps that need to be taken by the government and citizens in order to preserve the freedom provided by the efforts of these soldiers.

Subject

Holidays
Celebrations
Public speaking
Patriotism
Liberty
Politics & government
Revolutions
Christianity
Political participation

Creator

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852

Publisher

Hingham Public Library
Boston: A. Williams & Co.

Date Created

1802

Date Copyrighted

1882

Rights

No known copyright restrictions

Access Rights

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Format

JPEG

Language

English

Type

Pamphlets

Identifier

bpc-0204
folder14_01 - folder14_22

Spatial Coverage

Spain
France
United States
England

Temporal Coverage

1775-1802

Rights Holder

Hingham Public Library

Citation

Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852, “Newly Discovered Fourth of July Oration by the Illustrious Orator and Statesman, Daniel Webster, Delivered at Fryeburg, ME., in the Year 1802, and Now for the First Time Given to the Public,” Hingham Public Library Local History & Special Collections, accessed June 26, 2022, https://hinghampubliclibrary.omeka.net/items/show/208.