CONNECTICUT REPUBLICANISM. AN ORATION, ON THE EXTENT AND POWER OF POLITICAL DELUSION, DELIVERED IN NEW-HAVEN, ON THE EVENING PRECEEDING THE PUBLIC COMMENCEMENT....

Philadelphia. 1800. 80pp. [bound with:] ORATION DELIVERED IN WALLINGFORD, ON THE 11TH OF MARCH...REBFORE THE REPUBLICANS OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, AT THEIR GENERAL THANKSGIVING, FOR THE ELECTION OF THOMAS JEFFERSON TO THE PRESIDENCY AND OF AARON BURR TO THE VICE PRESIDENCY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. New Haven. 1801. 111,[1]pp. Modern half morocco and salmon boards. Tanned. Title-leaf of first work bit chipped along edges, paper repair along gutter margin. Old stamp on titlepage of each title and a few other places. Good plus. Item #WRCAM23273

In the first title Bishop, Connecticut lawyer and able Republican orator, denounces state and national Federalist leadership for its social and class prejudices. He paints a picture of the Federalists as monarchists and chastises Connecticut clergy for preaching Federalist propaganda. The second oration also denounces the Federalists, pointing to contradictions between their professed principles and actions. Bishop worked hard for the election of Jefferson to the presidency in 1800. EVANS 36977. SABIN 5590,5595. SHAW & SHOEMAKER 199. SHEIDLEY 132,50.

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