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.

Frontspiece of the Printed Oration
Source: Dartmouth College Archives

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