1810.050: Oration on the Birth of Washington by Robert Goodloe Harper.

Published: 1810

Full Title: An oration, on the birth of Washington; delivered before the Washington Society of Alexandria, by Robert Goodloe Harper, one of its members, on the 22d. of February, A.D. 1810. And published by its order.

Author: Harper, Robert Goodloe (1765-1825).

Place Issued: Alexandria

Issuing Press: Samuel Snowden

Description: 20 pgs.; 20 cm. (12mo).


Harper, formerly a Federalist congressman from South Carolina, was practicing law in nearby Baltimore at this time, and would be elected later in the year as president of the Washington Society of Maryland; he was also an alternate (and unsolicited) candidate for Vice-President among Federalists in 1816, though not the choice of the national party caucus, while briefly serving as a U.S. senator from Maryland after military service in the War of 1812.

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