Ephraim Simonds
Letter regarding Ephraim Simonds and Funeral Oration

Letter to Bingham (June 14, 1801)
This letter to James Hervey Bingham is notable in that it includes an inquiry on Webster's part regarding Simonds' health. The letter is dated June 14, and Webster indicates that it seems unlikely that Simonds will convalesce. Four days later, Simonds died.

Funeral Oration on Ephraim Simonds (August, 1801)


This Oration was given at the funeral of Simonds. It can be criticized as being somehwat ostentatious and overly-florid in its language, however this was fairly typical of funeral orations of the day.


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