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In this speech, "Our Duty as Young Men of This Country," given before the Cleveland Literary Society of Waco High School, J. L. Webb addresses the Civil War, the proud heritage of the south, the importance of work, the importance of education, moral character, justice for women and honor. He claims that the duty of all young men is "to respect and then to cultivate and practice Agricultural and Mechanical Arts." He also sees the study of history as a duty. Throughout the speech, he emphasizes the "honor" of those in the South.

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Judge J. L. Webb, J. L. Webb, Our Duty as Young Men of This Country, address, Cleveland Literary Society, Waco High School, South, Civil War, women, work, honor, Agricultural and Mechanical Arts

Personal Writings - 1886, May 21 - Our Duty as Young Men of This Country