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    Samuel Francis Smith: All Four Stanzas of "America", Signed "S.F. Smith". Two pages, 3.5" x 7" (sight). Dated Jan, 1880, inscribed to Mr. and Mrs. Warren Cole. Matted and framed with an original patriotic drawing, signed "SM", under glass to an overall size of 12.5" x 18.5".

    Samuel Francis Smith wrote this song in February 1832, the year that he became a Baptist minister and editor of the Baptist Missionary Magazine. A friend asked him to translate a German song for him. Smith liked the music so much that he wrote new English words for it. The song became popular in his lifetime and was performed at his funeral in 1895.

    Condition: Smoothed folds, with some fading to the ink, a few scattered spots of foxing, and some mat burn evident at the margins.


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