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|| Excerpt from "A Funeral Oration on the Death of George Washington"
George Washington died on December 14, 1799. As the nation grieved for his loss, Congress set aside February 22, 1800, as the national day of mourning.
|| "An oration delivered before the Washington Benevolent Society of Massachusetts, on the thirtieth day of April, 1813"
The Washington Benevolent Society of Boston, Massachusetts, was formed in 1812 by a group of ardent Federalists.
|| "Address delivered at South Deerfield, Aug 31, 1838 on the completion of the Bloody Brook Monument"
Aug 31, 1838
Lengthy speeches were a central feature of public events such as unveiling a monument.