Oration Delivered Before the Municipal Authorities and Citizens of Providence, on the Eighty-Fourth Anniversary of American Independence, July 4, 1860.

Providence: Knowles, Anthony & Co., 1860. First edition. 8vo, original printed brown wrappers, 32 pages. Wrapper a trifle soiled, a few small creases; a very good copy. Item #10202

Includes allusions to the election and to sectional conflict, and a surprisingly unromantic look at the early settlement: "And what sort of men were they who first established themselves on these American shores? They were not angels, as the aborigines, whom they so speedily exterminated, can testify; they held, as a class, no such notions of religious liberty as poetry assigns them; but still they were real men, strong men, good men." Small early ink autograph number at the head of the front wrapper. Sabin 13382.

Price: $50.00

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