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Historical Highlight

In celebration of the Fourth of July, peak into the past, with a look at a selection of speeches read on the Fourth of July in 1806, 1808, 1809, and 1820. These speeches were delivered in Mont Vernon, Concord, Wilton, Francestown, Temple, New Ipswich, and Peterborough, New Hampshire. Each speech covered a variety of themes such as religion and politics, but heroism, patriotism, and liberty were prominent in each one. What themes do you think we will hear in this year’s Fourth of July speeches?