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John Leland’s Fourth of July Oration

Friday, July 4th, 2008

John Leland, born in Grafton, Massachusetts, served for a while in Virginia and then back in Massachusetts. This was part of his 4th of July 1802 oration: . . . Disdain mean suspicion, but cherish manly jealousy; be always jealous of your liberty, your rights.

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