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designated authorities. A great disparity in the sketches of the orators will be observed. In the gathering of materials, the editor has mostly been thrown on his own resources. While, by interviews with parties interested, a great body of original matter has been obtained in relation to a large number of the orators, very meagre materials only, like a monumental inscription, could be gathered in regard to others; and this is an apology for what may, at the first blush, appear an act of injustice to some of the most worthy politicians in the catalogue ; — but there runs through the volume such frequent allusions to the same person, that they partially atone for the scanty materials of a separate article. Notwithstanding the vigilance of the editor, many errors appear in the work; but, to adopt the language of Cotton Mather, “it seems the hands of Briareus and the eyes of Argus will not prevent them.”
BOSTON, March 5, 1852.
WILLIAM TUDOR. Mass. Soc. of Cincinnati.
1791. July 4. THOMAS CRAFTS, Jr. Town Orator.
1792. July 4. JOSEPH BLAKE, Jr. Town Orator. .
July 17. ROBERT TREAT PAINE. Young Men of Boston.
Dec. 29. Joun THORNTON KIRKLAND. Eulogy on Washington. •
Feb. 11. TIMOTHY BIGELOW. Mass. Grand Lodge.
July 4. JOSEPH HALL. Town Orator.
EBENEZER FRENCH. Young Republicans. .
JOSEPH GLEASON. Young Republicans.
July 4. CHARLES PINCKNEY SUMNER. Young Republicans.
July 4. DAVID EVERETT. Bunker Hill Association. .
July 4. WILLIAM CHARLES WHITE. Do.
DANIEL WALDO LINCOLN. Bunker Hill Association.
HENRY A. S. DEARBORN. Bunker Hill Association. .
WILLIAM GALE. Washington Society.
ASHUR WARE. Washington Society.
ANDREW DUNLAP. Washington Society.
1835. July 4. JEROME VAN CROWNINGSHIELD SMITH, South Boston.
THEOPHILUS FISKE. Boston Trades Union.
David HENSHAW. People of Massachusetts.
EDWARD Cruft. Washington Society.
WILLIAM LLOYD GARRISON. Mass. Anti-Slavery Society. .
July 4. GEORGE TICKNOR CURTIS. City Orator.
July 9. PLINY MERRICK. Eulogy on President Jackson,
Oct. 15. ROBERT CHARLES WINTHROP, Merc. Lib. Assoc. .
July 25. LEVI WOODBURY. Eulogy on President Polk.