AN ORATION, PRONOUNCED, JULY 4, 1798, AT THE REQUEST OF THE INHABITANTS OF THE TOWN OF BOSTON, IN COMMEMORATION OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE.

Boston: John Russell, 1798. 31, [1 blank] pp, but lacking the half title. Disbound, bit of blank margin wear, old institutional rubberstamp. Last leaf loose, closed tear without loss. Good or Good+.

The spirit of tyranny, despite the glorious American Revolution, is again loose in the world. "Exchange Britain for France," and the "despotic design" is identical. The Jeffersonians do not escape Quincy's ire, for they are the authors of the "disgusting calumnies and falsehoods, which have been propagated concerning our best and most virtuous citizens; our clergy...the present head of our nation; or shall I point you, to that injured hero, who, like the departing sun, looks through the shades of Mount Vernon?"
FIRST EDITION. Evans 34429. Item #32545

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