§ From James Jervey and Others
26 April 1813, Charleston. “Pursuant to a Resolution of the Seventy Six Association, we have the honor to enclose a Copy of an oration delivered before that Society on the 4th. of March last.
“In discharging this pleasing duty, we would not do justice to our individual feelings, did we omit to express our best wishes for your health and happiness.”
RC (DLC). 1 p. Signed by Jervey, Thomas Bennett Jr., Charles Elliott, Philip Cohen, and Robert Y. Hayne. Docketed by JM. The enclosure was evidently a copy of Benjamin Elliott’s Oration on the Inauguration of the Federal Constitution. Delivered in Concert Hall, Charleston, March 4, 1813, by Appointment of the ‘76 Association (Charleston, 1813; Shaw and Shoemaker description begins R. R. Shaw and R. H. Shoemaker, comps., American Bibliography: A Preliminary Checklist for 1801–1819 (22 vols.; New York, 1958–66). description ends 28415), which remained among the contents of JM’s library (ViU).