In celebration of the 4th of July and America’s 239th year of independence from the tyranny of Great Britain I am posting this newspaper clipping from the Cincinnati ‘Liberty Hall’ Newspaper from 1813. The article goes on to list all the toasts that were made at the Newtown celebration at Mr. Allison’s tavern. Our ancestor Col. Clayton Webb delivered an oration ‘suited to the occasion.’ He also delivered a toast to “Capt. James Lawrence, who nobly fell fighting the battles of his county…”.
Have a great 4th of July. I’m planning on being in a parade in White Lake. Hope the day is fine.