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BURNETT, EDMUND C. The Continental Congress. Macmillan Co., New York. 1941.

MALONE, DUMAS, HIRST MILHOLLEN, AND MILTON KAPLAN. The Story of the Declaration of Independence. Oxford University Press, New York. 1954.

______. Historic Philadelphia. Vol. 43, Part I, Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia. 1953.

KROUT, JOHN A. AND DIXON RYAN Fox. The Completion of Independence 1790—1830. Macmillan Co., New York. 1944.

MILLER, JOHN CHESTER. Origins of the American Revolution. Little, Brown & Co., Boston. 1943.

VAN DOREN, CARL. The Great Rehearsal. Viking Press, New York. 1948.

VAN DOREN, CARL (Ed.). Benjamin Franklin's Autobiographical Writings. Viking Press, New York. 1952.

I have never had a feeling that did not spring from the sentiments emobied in the Declaration of Independence and I have pondered over the dangers which were incurred by the men who assembled here and adopted that Declaration of Independence and I have pondered over the toils that were endured by the officers and soldiers of the army who achieved that independence. I have often inquired of myself, what great principle or idea it was that kept this Confederacy so long together. It was not the mere matter of the separation of the colonies from the mother land; but something in that Declaration giving liberty, not alone to the people of this Country, but hope to the world for all future time. It was that which gave promise that in due time the weights should be lifted from the shoulders of all men, and that all should have an equal chance. This is the sentiment in that Declaration of Independence.

at Independence Hall
on Washington's Birthday, 1861


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