AN ORATION ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, PRONOUNCED AT WORCESTER, JULY 4, 1800. Edward Bangs.

AN ORATION ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, PRONOUNCED AT WORCESTER, JULY 4, 1800.

Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, Jun. July- 1800. 30, [1- errata], [1 blank] pp. Disbound, else Very Good, with attractive type ornamentation.

Bangs explains how to "preserve and cause to be perpetuated those liberties, which have already been so forcefully vindicated." Acknowledging the long history of "tyranny" and "the hard and heavy chains of slavery," he worries "whether men are capable of civil liberty." A love of liberty, education of "every individual to... qualify him to act well in the honorable place of a free citizen," and the instilling of "republican virtues" are essential to the maintenance of freedom.
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