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Sac Simile of the Authors hand writing being the first page of his Address on the Centennial Birthday of Washington delivered at Nashville February 22¢ 1832
A century has now ·lapsed since the birth of our immortal Washington. And ton millions of freemen can this day testify that a republic is not always ungrateful to her noblest benefcutor. With what thrilling emotions have we not listened again to his last pater-nal counsels, and yielded the convrition of honest hearts to the truth & ursdom of all his sagacious & ever seasonable instrutions! Such a a Jarewell address was worthy of the father of his country, It is itself an invaluable legacy to the latest generations _ where liberty, integrity, the nights of man, the principles of universal equity, the cahn pursuits of unamtitions peaceful tranquille. - ty, the steady progressive advancement of the human species in virtue, intelligence & Nappiness shall be duly appreciated, & honoured. Nor cana
serve as an
mone appropriate intrute of respect be offered to his memory, than the solemn récital, in the cars of the people, on each returning anniversary of his birth day, of this precious valedictory, It is text-book for our statesmen to study - and it may infallible test in the hands of the people, by which to try the spint & character of their rulers & of all political aspirants Setevery youth commit it to memory. Set its maxims be engraven upon every American heart. It will enlighten his judgment, enlarge his conceptions, devate & chasten his patriotism, subdue his sectional & selfish prejudices, expand his bosom with a generous philanthropy ; & lead him to esteem all the citizens of every and as equally entitled to all the franchises, privileges & blessings which oir common constitu= ·tion & representative government were designet to perpetuate.
as his brethren,
to secure and
PHILIP LINDSLEY, D.D.,
FORMERLY VICE-PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT ELECT OF THE COLLEGE OF
NEW JERSEY, PRINCETON; AND LATE PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE.
LE ROY J. HALSEY, D.D.
PROFESSOR IN THE THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY OF THE NORTHWEST.
WITH INTRODUCTORY NOTICES OF HIS LIFE AND LABOURS.
BY THE EDITOR.
"He was a scholar, and a ripe and good one."
MISCELLANEOUS DISCOURSES AND ESSAYS.
J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.
Entered, according to act of Congress, in the year 1864, by
J. B. LIPPINCOTT & CO.,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
CONTENTS OF VOL. III.
The Primitive State of Mankind: an Attempt to Prove that the
Original or most Ancient Condition of the Human Family was
V. What can the People do for Themselves?...
PART I.-Address to Farmers and Mechanics.....
II.-The Federal Constitution........
III. What can the Government do for the People?............. 354