AN ORATION, SPOKEN AT HARTFORD, IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, JULY 4TH, 1798. Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1798. Octavo, pp. [1-3] 4-31 [32: blank], disbound. First edition. A scurrilous address by an ultra-Federalist New England lawyer (whose enthusiasm for the French Revolution had turned to fear and aversion) during the crises in relations between the post-Revolutionary French government and the United States in 1797 and 1798 that led to the undeclared war called the Quasi-War. Evans 33655. Sabin 21531. Browned and foxed, a very good copy. (#155738).