The Eighty-second Anniversary of American Independence: Being a Full Report of the Events of the Day in the City of Boston, Together with the Revised Orations of Rufus Choate and John S. Holmes, and the Speeches at the Faneuil Hall and Revere House Banquets, July 5, 1858

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Boston Courier, 1858 - 127 páginas
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Página 81 - In contemplating the causes which may disturb our union, it occurs as a matter of serious concern, that any ground should have been furnished for characterizing parties by Geographical discriminations: Northern and Southern; Atlantic and Western; whence designing men may endeavor to excite a belief that there is a real difference of local interests and views.
Página 81 - ... it is of infinite moment that you should properly estimate the immense value of your national Union to your collective and individual happiness...
Página 41 - The second * day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to' be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore.
Página 83 - We heartily recommend Union and a good Agreement between you our Brethren. Never disagree, but preserve a strict Friendship for one another, and thereby you, as well as we, will become the stronger. OUR wise Forefathers established Union and Amity between the Five Nations ; this has made us formidable ; this has given us great Weight and Authority with our neighbouring Nations.
Página 81 - The North, in an unrestrained intercourse with the South, protected by the equal laws of a common government, finds, in the productions of the latter, great additional resources of maritime and commercial enterprise and precious materials of manufacturing industry. The South, in the same intercourse, benefiting by the agency of the North, sees its agriculture grow and its commerce expand. Turning...
Página 82 - ... indignantly frowning upon the first dawning of every attempt to alienate any portion of our country from the rest or to enfeeble the sacred ties which uow link together the various parts.
Página 64 - begin with the infant in the cradle. Let the first word he lisps be Washington." Hang on his neck on that birth-day, and that day of his death at Mount Vernon, the Medal of Congress, by its dark ribbon; tell him the story of the flag, as it passes glittering along the road; bid him listen to that plain...
Página 65 - ... months ; the silver paths of her trade, wide as the world ; tell him of her contributions to humanity, and her protests for free government; keep with him the glad and solemn feasts of her appointment; bury her great names in his heart, and into your hearts; contemplate habitually, lovingly, intelligently, this grand abstraction, this vast reality of good ; and such an institution may do somewhat to transform this surpassing beauty into a national life, which shall last while sun and moon endure....
Página 81 - ... the palladium of your political safety and prosperity; watching for its preservation with jealous anxiety; discountenancing whatever may suggest even a suspicion that it can, in any event, be abandoned...
Página 81 - But these considerations, however powerfully they address themselves to your sensibility are greatly outweighed by those which apply more immediately to your Interest. Here every portion of our country finds the most commanding motives for carefully guarding and preserving the Union of the whole. The North, in an unrestrained intercourse with the South, protected by the equal Laws of a common government, finds in the productions of the latter, great additional resources of Maratime and commercial...

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