James Ogilvie was a schoolteacher
who became a celebrity orator, ultimately spending twelve years traveling throughout
the United States, England, and Scotland advocating for oratory as a primary medium
of communication. Born and educated in Scotland, he came to Virginia in 1793 to teach
at the Fredericksburg Academy. There his avowed atheism and radical republicanism
made him a controversial figure, but over fifteen years traveling throughout central
Virg. . .
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