A Discourse Delivered Before the Faculty, Students, and Alumni of Dartmouth College, The Day Preceding Commencement, July 27, 1853, Commemorative of Daniel Webster
Choate, Rufus

Boston and Cambridge: Published By Request. James Munroe and Company, 1853. F 100 pages. Eulogy and relation of the life of Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852) American lawyer & statesman. "...Webster’s remarkable political, diplomatic, and legal careers were aided by his intellectual brilliance and personal magnetism. He contributed significantly to the concept of American nationality, to the idea of a perpetual Union, to perspectives on economic growth, to a modern legal system, and to the rising importance of the United States in foreign relations..." (Maurice G. Baxter in the ANB) by Rufus Choate (1799 - 1859) American lawyer and politician,"...Politically Choate was a devoted adherent of Daniel Webster, whom he idolized as the model of the disinterested and patriotic statesman....Like his idol Webster, he saw the Union as the epitome of the cohesion of the state and thus the greatest of goods whose defense took precedence over all other minor goods. He forcefully defended Webster’s role in the Compromise of 1850 and in one of the great speeches of his career, his 1853 eulogy on Webster’s death, insisted that conscience in public affairs must be “instructed by political teaching..." (Jean V. Matthews in the ANB) Approx. 5 1/2" x 9" size; Original light brown printed paper self-wraps bound via gray cloth tape into an old Gaylord Photomount Pamphlet Binder, with typed title label on cover of binder. Some darkening, dustiness; a few pencil marks in margins; block detached from cover, sewn securely; back cover with old dampstain in bottom corner; last couple of leaves corners chipped away, no loss to text; in good condition. Good Paperback (Item ID: 26322)


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