An oration, pronounced on the fourth of July, 1822, at the request of the inhabitants of the citizens of the city of Boston, in commemoration of the anniversary of national independence ...

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Published by Charles Callender, 1822 - Social Science - 17 pages
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Page 11 - Sans check, to good and bad. But when the planets In evil mixture to disorder wander, What plagues and what portents, what mutiny, What raging of the sea, shaking of earth, Commotion in the winds!
Page 18 - What indeed, let us inquire for a moment, is the origin, and what the nature not only of municipal, but of all public institutions ? They are valuable only as instruments for promoting the happiness and virtue of the community where they exist. They spring from the character of the people, and are powerfully effectual in strengthening and improving that character, by their reaction.
Page 2 - ... CITY OF BOSTON. IN COMMON COUNCIL, May 1, 1824. Resolved, That Messrs. Coolidge, Frothingham and Stone, with such as the Board of Aldermen may join, be a Committee to wait upon the Mayor, and present him the thanks of the City Council, for the able and instructive Address delivered by him this day, and to request a copy for the press. Sent up for concurrence. FRANCIS J. OLIVER, President. In the Board of Aldermen, May 3, 1824. ...Read and concurred, and Aldermen Baxter and Dorr are joined. JOSIAH...
Page 16 - It was no wonder that we should fondly cling to a form of government, dear to our honest prejudices (if indeed they do not deserve a better name) alike from its venerable antiquity, from its similarity to the municipal institutions of our country brethren, and from a 16 recollection of the virtues of those ancestors, hy whom it was established and preserved.
Page 17 - ... was established and preserved. We were at length taught by a thorough experience, that the administration of our town affairs in person, was rendered impracticable by our overflowing population. The frequency of our...

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