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Unknown Order of excercises, at the celebration of the fifty-first anniversary of American independence

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06143.23 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Haverhill, Massachusetts Type: Broadside Date: 4 July 1827 Pagination: 1 sheet ; 28 x 24.5 cm.

Inlcudes a reading of the Declaration of Independence along with hymns and prayer.

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