A Memorial of Edward Everett: From the City of Boston (Google eBook)

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City Council, 1865 - 315 pages
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"This volume has been prepared, under the direction of a Committee of the City Council, for the purpose of preserving, in a permanent form. some of the numerous tributes of respect to the memory of Edward Everett. whose great accomplishments and unsurpassed eloquence were always devoted to the cause of good morals, to the elevation of the human race, and to creating in the hearts of his countrymen 'The Love of Liberty Protected by Law'."-p. [3]
  

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