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An oration delivered at Watertown, March 5, 1776 : To commemorate the bloody massacre at Boston.

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Half-title: Oration delivered March fifth, 1776. Notes: "This oration against standing armies was delivered at Watertown during the siege of Boston, and is said to be the rarest of all the separate issues of the Boston massacre orations. Its popularity was so great that it was frequently reprinted."--Church catalogue, vol. 5, page 2258. On page [4]: "At a meeting of the Freeholders and other inhabitants of the town of Boston, legally assembled at Watertown, March 5th, 1776... Attest. William Cooper, town-clerk." Signatures: [A]² B-D² (D2 blank). Title within mourning border (double rule). FAU Libraries' own two copies. First copy edges trimmed to 20 cm., side stiched with brown cord. Second copy imperfect: half-title page, title page, and verso wanting. Title page and verso supplied in photostat facsimile. Page [5], has inscription in ink: Peter Thacher 1776. Bound in marbled paper on cardboard covers; inside of front cover has label: The property of Samuel Doggett.
Title: An oration delivered at Watertown, March 5, 1776 : To commemorate the bloody massacre at Boston.
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Name(s): Thacher, Peter 1752-1802
Edes, Benjamin 1732-1803
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Speech
Date Created: 1776
Publisher: Benjamin Edes
Place of Publication: Watertown, MA
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 15 pages ; 23 cm
Language(s): English
Summary: Half-title: Oration delivered March fifth, 1776. Notes: "This oration against standing armies was delivered at Watertown during the siege of Boston, and is said to be the rarest of all the separate issues of the Boston massacre orations. Its popularity was so great that it was frequently reprinted."--Church catalogue, vol. 5, page 2258. On page [4]: "At a meeting of the Freeholders and other inhabitants of the town of Boston, legally assembled at Watertown, March 5th, 1776... Attest. William Cooper, town-clerk." Signatures: [A]² B-D² (D2 blank). Title within mourning border (double rule). FAU Libraries' own two copies. First copy edges trimmed to 20 cm., side stiched with brown cord. Second copy imperfect: half-title page, title page, and verso wanting. Title page and verso supplied in photostat facsimile. Page [5], has inscription in ink: Peter Thacher 1776. Bound in marbled paper on cardboard covers; inside of front cover has label: The property of Samuel Doggett.
Identifier: fauwsb4f21 (IID)
Physical Location: Florida Atlantic University Libraries' Marvin and Sybil Weiner Spirit of America Collection, Pamphlets: Speeches B4F21
Collection: Florida Atlantic Digital Library Collections
Subject(s): Boston (Mass.) -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources -- Early works to 1800
Boston Massacre, 1770 -- Anniversaries, etc -- Early works to 1800
Boston Massacre, 1770 -- Early works to 1800
Massachusetts -- History -- Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 -- Sources -- Early works to 1800
Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- 18th century
United States -- History -- Revolution, 1775-1783 -- Causes -- Sources -- Early works to 1800
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/fauwsb4f21
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/NoC-US/1.0/
Host Institution: FAU

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