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DEAR SIR,-By the unanimous desire of the citizens of Lexington, we tender to you their cordial thanks for your eloquent address, delivered at this place, on the 20th instant, in commemoration of the events of the ever memorable 19th of April 1775, and request a copy for the press.
We cannot, sir, withhold an expression of our individual, earnest wishes that you will gratify them with the perusal of an address, in which the patriotic virtues of the first martyrs to American Independence, and the great principles of civil liberty, are so justly and so eloquently portrayed.
With the highest respect, we have the honor to be
Your friends and fellow citizens,
Hon. EDWARD EVERETT.
CHARLESTOWN, MASS. MAY 7, 1835.
GENTLEMEN,-In compliance with the request of the citizens of Lexington, communicated in your note of the 20th ult., I have furnished for publication, a copy of the address, delivered by their invitation, on the 20th.
With my thanks for the obliging terms, in which you have been pleased to express yourselves, on the subject, I have the honor to be,
Gentlemen, most respectfully, your friend and fellow citizen,