Excerpt from An Oration Delivered at the Request of the Selectmen of the Town of Boston: On the Anniversary of American Independence, in the Year 1820 At a meeting of the freeholders and other inhabitants of the town of Boston, assembled at Fanueil Hall, on Tuesday, the 4th day of July, A. D. 1820, at 9 o'clock, A. M. and then adjourned to the Old South Church, Voted, That the Selectmen be, and hereby are, appointed a committee, to wait on Theodore Lyman, jun'r, Esq. in the name of the town, and thank him for the elegant and spirited Oration, this day delivered by him at the request of the town, upon the Anniversary of American Independence, in which were considered the feelings, manners, and principles, which produced that great national event, and the important and happy effects, general and domestic, which have already, or will forever, flow from that auspicious epoch; and to request of him a copy for the press. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.