AN ORATION, SPOKEN AT HARTFORD, IN THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, ON THE ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE, JULY 4TH, 1798. American Imprint, XYZ Affair.

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).

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