I've selected four addresses delivered during the first half of the 19th century regarding Independence Day. I find it fascinating to see what was said and thought of by those who were actually living during the time period I'm writing about. Even the choices of the language they use. Anyway, for those of us who are Americans, enjoy our Independence Day.
In 1810 an Oration was given by Dr. George Cumming at the Presbyterian church in East Rutger Street, New York.
In 1822 John Quincy Adams delivered this message in Washington, DC.
In 1833 Rev John Budd Pitkin delivered this address in Richmond, VA.
In 1854 David Ramsey delivered this message in Cincinnati, OH.