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“THE PILGRIMS OF THE ROCK."

AN

ORATION,

DELIVERED IN THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH,

BEFORE THE

SOCIETY OF THE SONS OF NEW ENGLAND

OF

PHILADELPHIA,

AT THEIR SECOND ANNIVERSARY

On the 22d December, 1845.

BY

JOSEPH R. CHANDLER,

ONE OF TIC VICE-PRESIDENTS.

PHILADELPHIA:

PRINTED BY JOHN C. CLARK, 60 DOCK STREET.

1846.

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CORRESPONDENCE.

Philadelphia, Dec. 22, 1845. To Joseph R. CHANDLER, Esq.

Dear Sir,—At a meeting of the Board of Officers of the Society of the Sons of New England, held this day, it was unanimously

Resolved, That the thanks of this Society be presented to Joseph R. Chandler, Esq. for the eloquent Oration delivered on the occasion of our Second Anniversary, and that he be requested to furnish a copy for publication."

In behalf of the Society, I take pleasure in communicating to you the above resolution, trusting you will comply with the request therein contained. I have the honour to be,

Very respectfully,
Your ob't. servant,
JOHN HANCOCK,

Recording Sec'ry.

Philadelphia, Dec. 26, 1845. Dear Sir, I have the pleasure to acknowledge your note, conveying a request of the Officers of the Society of the Sons of New England, that I would present for publication, the Oration which I had the honour to deliver at their recent Anniversary. The address, though hastily prepared, is the property of the Society, and is with deference, submitted to their disposal. Please to convey to the gentlemen whom you represent, my thanks for their kindness.

I am, with great respect,
Your obedient servant,

JOS. R. CHANDLER.

John HANCOCK, Esq. Secretary

Of the Society of the Sons of New England.

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