Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1794. 20pp, stitched, lightly foxed. Else Very Good.
A heartfelt July 4 oration, delivered before the organization of Revolutionary War officers. Of America's first settlers, Waterman says that "Religion was the darling object of their souls." They developed their institutions "upon the grounds of equality...free from the trammels of system and the rich chicanery of law." Americans were educated as freemen, even while England's corrupt "chariot of empire was rolled along by the springs of bribery and intrigue."
Evans 28031. Trumbull 1565. Item #37723