Born in 1758 in West Hartford, Connecticut and educated at Yale University, Noah Webster served in the American Revolution, studied law and taught school. He published a spelling book in 1783, to differentiate American English from British in terms of spelling, grammar and pronunciation. In 1828, he published the American Dictionary of the English Language. He died in New Haven in 1843.

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An Oration on the Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence
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