Oration at Hanover, N.H. July 4, 1800 Oration at Hanover, N.H. (July 4, 1800)
Webster's first notable public address, given in celebration of the Fourth of July. Webster was
invited to address the public by the town of Hanover while still a Dartmouth student of only 18
years of age. Webster invokes the memory of George Washington, who had died earlier that year.