Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"On the Anniversary of the Independence of America" (1787)

For the Northern Centinel, &c.

On the Anniversary of the Independence of America.

NOW freeborn souls assembling through each state,

The Æra of their bliss commemorate;

With generous warmth each patriot bosom glows,

Each cheerful face a hopeful prospect shows.—

While future ages shall with joy and mirth,

Proclaim the morn that gave an empire birth;

Where freedom smiles on earth's extensive round,

There shall the glorious name GEORGE WASHINGTON be found.

        Albany, July 4, 1787.

Northern Centinel and Lansinghborough Advertiser. July 9, 1787.

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