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Wells, John:

AN ORATION, DELIVERED ON THE FOURTH OF JULY, 1798, AT ST. PAUL'S CHURCH, BEFORE THE YOUNG MEN OF THE CITY OF NEW-YORK, ASSEMBLED TO COMMEMORATE THEIR NATIONAL INDEPENDENCE.

M'Lean & Lang, New York: 1798 22pp, without the final blank. Bound in modern marbled wrappers. Light scattered foxing, Very Good. Wells "revised for publication the collected papers known as 'The Federalist', bringing out the fifth edition in 1802" [DAB]. A Federalist who allied himself with Hamilton, "he frequently crossed swords with Hamilton's opponent, James Cheetham" [Id.] Here he lauds the American "character as a brave, free and independent people." He warns that "FRANCE has advanced propositions, and made demands upon this country, which, if once acceded to, will annihilate the dignity, honor, and independence of the nation...WHAT! The free-born sons of AMERICA become the vassals of France!" FIRST EDITION. Evans 34998. Sabin 10295.


Book Id: 22283

Price: $250.00

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