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    Connecticut Senator Uriah Tracy Autograph Letter Signed, two pages, 8" x 10", Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 26, 1798, to B. Bourne. Philadelphia was still the nation's capitol when Senator Tracy wrote this letter giving a glowing review of Joseph Hopkins's new song, "Hail Columbia. Tracy states that, "...the Theatre was full, the song was encored 4 times & the last time gallery pit Boxes & all joined in chorus - if noise has any agency in promoting or exhibiting patriotism, surely never was patriotism so benoised...". Marginal pencil notations regarding content, else very good condition. From the collection of Henry E. Luhrs.

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    October, 2007
    27th Saturday
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