Monday, July 2, 2012

The 4th of July

"On the Anniversary of the Independence of the United States, 1790." Federal Gazette, and Philadelphis Evening Post, 7 July 1790; New-Jersey Journal, 7 July 1790.

No proud, haughty monarch can here bear the sway
Since tryanny now we defy;
Fair liberty ushers this joyful glad day,
And proclaims 'tis the Fourth of July.

May Columbians united, preserve and protect
The blessings on which they rely,
Nor with shameful indifference ever neglect
To remember the Fourth of July.

This day be it sacred to freedom and peace,
Festivity, friendship and joy;
May our land in prosperity ever increase
And be bles'd on the Fourth of July.
July, 1790 S.W.Z.

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Abraham Lincoln

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