“AMERICANS! he had no child – BUT YOU – and HE WAS ALL YOUR OWN.”
AN ORATION, UPON THE DEATH OF GENERAL…
Gouverneur Morris (1752-1799)
New-York, Printed by John Furman, opposite the City Hall, 1800
E312.63 M86 1800
Gouverneur Morris represented Pennsylvania at the Constitutional Convention of 1787. He wrote many of the passages of the United States Constitution and is generally credited with having written the Preamble. Morris was one of the earliest of the constitutionalists who recognized that a “united states” would mean citizenship not of a state but of the union as a whole. Here is his funeral oration for George Washington, addressed as “General,” reprinted on the occasion of Washington’s birthday.