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.