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Garrett's diary entry expresses pride in being an American; he attended a local July 4th oration by George Moses Horton, the slave poet. A second entry contrasts the teaching styles of Prof. William Mercer Green and Gov. David Lowry Swain.
Surely there can not be a prouder feeling than
that of love of country. No day can come more
joyous than that of which a nation's boast is to her and all mankind the gift
of freedom. It is true that this alone is enough to fill the bigest measure a
nation's pride but the coming of this day brings to rembrance brighter feelings
and brighter joys. All that is great and good is bound up in the remembrance of
our great sires. The sweetest joy is to pay them the listless praise of
example, and only let the heart move the acsent. "Sleep on Great Farthers
a nation's pride is thy memory. We will never disturb nor let be disturbed they
peaceful sleep." The unexampled prosperity our country is truly a subject
of congratulation. The freedom which we have enjoyed is beyond all conception,
and the proudest words upon earth are "I am an American citizen,"
words of have am a sovreighn of the greatest of
nations, and can claim the protection of the freest government
upon amongst mankind raises even my
little self to feel as big as a king, who can claim no more. What have we
by of the
The day has been highly interesting, teeming with new and
interesting events all of which I shall I fear be unable to relate. Early in
the morning the class repaired to recitation room of the
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hills of wide spread forest and extended planes of fields. It is singular that
two minds should place any thing in such different postures. The hour for
second recitation in the day was taken for composition, we were highly
entertained with the reading of these. But in the hour which afforded still more delight was that of the
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2. An address attributed to
Lectures on Rhetoric and Belles Lettres Elements of Logick The Art of Elocution
Address Delivered before the
Philanthropic and Dialectic Societies at
Chapel Hill, June 20, 1832 The Force of Habit, A Discourse Delivered to the
Students of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
March 31, 1833
5. The query for the August 31, 1849, debate had been set on
August 24th: Is it practicable to do away with slavery? The question
"after being discussed at some length was decided in the negative" on
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