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The duellists : or the death of Cilley, about 1838

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The duellists [sic], or the death of Cilley. Dated about 1838. This poem memorializes the death of United States Congressman Jonathan Cilley from Maine, who died in a duel with another Congressman, William J. Graves from Kentucky.

Carrier's address, to the patrons of the Rhode-Island Republican, 1833 January 1

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Carrier's address, to the patrons of the Rhode-Island Republican. Dated January 1, 1833. This carrier’s address to the patrons of the Rhode-Island Republican highlights the national and international events of the past year in verse form. Topics…

A song, composed by the British soldiers, after the fight at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775, between 1875 and 1880

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A song, composed by the British soldiers, after the fight at Bunker Hill, June 17, 1775. Dated between 1875 and 1880. This song in twelve stanzas was written by an unknown British author and commemorates the Battle of Bunker Hill and the British…

Webster Festival : ode to commemorate the civic festival given to the Hon. Daniel Webster : at Faneuil Hall, July 24, 1838, 1838

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Webster Festival. Ode to commemorate the civic festival given to the Hon. Daniel Webster at Faneuil Hall, July 24, 1838. Dated 1838. This lyrical poem in twenty-two stanzas commemorates a dinner given at Faneuil Hall in honor of United States Senator…

The Great Conflagration in Portland, July 4, 1866, 1866

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The Great Conflagration in Portland, July 4, 1866. Dated 1866. A poem in sixteen eight-line stanzas written by Maine poet and blacksmith Abner Warren Harmon.

Celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the settlement of Hingham, Sept 28, 1835, 1835

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Celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the settlement of Hingham broadside. Dated 1835. This broadside contains the order of exercises for the celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of Hingham, Massachusetts. Includes the text of a…

To John Brown, about 1859

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To John Brown poem. Dated about 1859. This antislavery broadside presents three works: “To John Brown,” a poem in five numbered stanzas denouncing the execution of John Brown; “To Virginia,” an acrostic poem in eight lines; and “The Bible,” three…

Important : a procession of the retail tradesmen of Boston, 1862 August

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Important, a procession of the retail tradesmen of Boston broadside. Dated August 26, 1862. This broadside calls on the retail tradesmen of Boston to rally on Franklin Street and form part of a citywide procession. The “Grand Demonstration on the…

Citizens of Boston, 1863 October

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Citizens of Boston. Dated October 1863. This broadside, created in response to President Lincoln's October 1863 call for troops, petitions the citizens of Boston to “cooperate with the public authorities in every effort for the immediate…

Jeffie D. or, the petticoated President, about 1865

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Jeffie D. or, the petticoated President, a song. Dated about 1865. This satirical Civil War song, “Jeffie D. or, the petticoated President,” is sung to the melody of “Yankee Doodle.”