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Alfred H. Stone Collection
Volume: 8

3. Henry S. Foote, Oration Delivered by the Hon. Henry S. Foote, on the Fourth of July, 1850, at Monument Place, with an Introduction (Washington, DC: Henry Polkinhorn for the National Monument Society, 1850). (16 p.)

Speech at the Washington Monument on the Fourth of July by the Senator from Mississippi. Noting certain admonitions attributed to George Washington when he was president, the speaker proclaims, “May sectional jealously, fanatical rage, the accursed ambition for notoriety and power, the low appetite for place and its emoluments, and the spirit of political rivalry, be banished forever from the council halls of the nation!”