AN ORATION, DELIVERED AT NEW-HAVEN ON THE 7TH OF JULY, A. D. 1801, BEFORE THE SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI, FOR THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, ASSEMBLED TO CELEBRATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE
Hartford: Hudson and Goodwin, 1801. Hardcover. Item #41615
1st edition. Paper Wrappers (later?), 8vo, 43 pages. Sabin 21532. Dwight here charges that The Jeffersonian party, giving itself "the title of Republican...in more correct, and definite phraseology, is called Jacobinical." The Federalists "prudently, and justly yielded" to the late presidential election, which marked their defeat. Despite the partisan rhetoric, Dwight provides a detailed perspective on the state of political parties and issues at the turn of the century. "Theodore Dwight (1764 Northampton, Mass – 1846 New York City) was an American lawyer and journalist. He was the brother of Timothy Dwight, president of Yale College, and the grandson of Jonathan Edwards. He was a distinguished lawyer, a leader of the Federalist Party, and a member of Congress in 1806–1807, and was secretary of the Hartford Convention in 1814–1815. His talent as a writer made him a brilliant editor at the Hartford Mirror, the Albany Daily Advertiser, and the New York City Daily Advertiser, which he founded in 1817. Among his publications are Life and Character of Thomas Jefferson (1839) and History of the Hartford Convention (1833). He was a cousin of Aaron Burr....He was a member of the [Conn.] State council 1809–1815; elected as a Federalist to the Ninth Congress to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of John Cotton Smith and served from December 1, 1806, to March 3, 1807; declined to be a candidate for renomination in 1806; secretary of the Hartford Convention in 1814–1815; moved to Albany, New York in 1815 and published the Albany Daily Advertiser 1815–1817....he died on June 12, 1846....In 1839, Dwight published The Character of Thomas Jefferson as Exhibited in His Own Writings, which Abraham Lincoln's law partner and biographer, William Herndon, claimed made Lincoln 'hate [Jefferson] as a man' for his duplicitous character and affair with Sally Hemings" (Wikipedia). Digital copy online at https://www.google.com/books/edition/An_Oration_Delivered_at_New_Haven_on_t he/xARLAAAAYAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=%22the+title+of+Republican%22+and+%22in+mor e+correct,+and+definite+phraseology,+is+called+Jacobinical.%22&pg=PA3&print sec=frontcover SUBJECT(S): Fourth of July orations. Speeches, addresses, etc., American -- Connecticut -- New Haven. Politics and government United States. OCLC Number:558980287. OCLC lists only 1 physical copy anywhere worldwide (British Library), none in the US. Exceedingly rare; NYPL (from which the digital copy was made) is known to have discarded many originals after microfilming/digitizing. Few light stains, a beautiful copy, Very Good Condition. (AC-22-29).