FUNERAL ORATION ON THE DEATH OF GEORGE WASHINGTON. DELIVERED, AT THE REQUEST OF CONGRESS [wrapper title].

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Boston: Printed for Joseph Nancrede and Manning & Loring. Sold by them respectively, [1800]. 15pp. Original printed front wrapper, 1 1/2-inch wide portion of rear wrapper remains, affixed to blank verso of final leaf. Three-inch by one-inch tear in foredge of front wrapper, not affecting text but touching a portion of the printed border. Ex-John Carter Brown Library (properly deaccessioned) with their small stamp on rear wrapper. Old ownership inscription on front wrapper. A bit of light foxing. Good. Scarce Boston printing of the most famous of the many eulogies delivered after Washington's death in December, 1799. This official eulogy, delivered in Philadelphia at the request of Congress, was given by Major-General Henry Lee, a member of Washington's command during the Revolution. It is in this address that Lee coined the phrase that Washington was "first in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen." Lee's eulogy was delivered before both houses of Congress in Philadelphia on December 26, 1799, and he recounts Washington's services during the French & Indian War and the Revolution, and as President, as well as praising his character and intellect. The significance of Lee's oration was recognized in its time - it was printed in several editions in 1800, in the United States and England. It stands as an important milestone in shaping the image of George Washington in the popular mind. STILLWELL, WASHINGTON EULOGIES 134. EVANS 37804. ESTC W20355. SABIN 39747. Bookseller Inventory #

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