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DISTRICT OF MASSACHUSETTS, TO WIT:

District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty-first day of May, A. D. 1825, in the forty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Cummings, Hilliard, & Co. of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:

" An Oration delivered at Concord, April the nineteenth, 1825. By Edward Everett." In conformity to the Act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, “ An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned:” and also to an Act, entitled, “ An Act, supplementary to an Act, entitled, ' An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching bistorical, and other prints."

JNO W. DAVIS,
Clerk of the District of Massachusetts.

University Press.-Hilliard of Metcalf.

Concord, April 19, 1825. Hon. EDWARD EVERETT, Dear Sir,

The Committee of Arrangements have instructed me to express their thanks to you, for the very interesting address delivered by you this day, and to request you to favor them with a copy for the press.

Your obedient servant,

(Signed)

N. BROOKS, For the

Committee.

ORATION

Fellow CITIZENS,

The voice of patriotic and filial duty has called us together, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of an ever memorable day. The subject, which this occasion presents to our consideration, almost exceeds the grasp of the human mind. The appearance of a new state in the great family of nations is one of the most important topics of reflection, that can ever be addressed to us. In the case of America, the interest, the magnitude, and the difficulty of this subject are immeasurably increased. Our progress has been so rapid, the interval has been so short between the first plantations in the wilderness and the full development of our political institutions; there has been such a visible agency of single characters in affecting the

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