Item #264154 Integrity and Religion to be principally regarded, by such as design others to Stations of publick Trust. A sermon p reach’d before His Excellency, Jonathan Belcher, Esq; His Majesty’s Council, and the Assembly of the province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, on the anniversary for the election of counsellors for said Province, May 26. 1736. By Edward Holyoke, M.A. Pastor of a Church in Marblehead. [Eleven lines of quotations]. Edward Holyoke.

Integrity and Religion to be principally regarded, by such as design others to Stations of publick Trust. A sermon p reach’d before His Excellency, Jonathan Belcher, Esq; His Majesty’s Council, and the Assembly of the province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, on the anniversary for the election of counsellors for said Province, May 26. 1736. By Edward Holyoke, M.A. Pastor of a Church in Marblehead. [Eleven lines of quotations].

Boston: in New-England : Printed by J. Draper, printer to His Excellency the governour and Council, for J. Eliot, 1736.

First edition, no half-title. [ii], 51, [1] pp. 8vo. Disbound, some spotting and toning throughout Evans 4026, Sabin 32669; ESTC 20544. Item #264154

Edward Holyoke (1689-1769) was an American clergyman and the president of Harvard College (1737-1769), whose notions of democracy and government by the people preceeded and foreshadowed the Declaration of Independence. As Harvard president, a position that required teaching, Holyoke would have crossed paths with a number of Revolutionary War leaders, such as John Adams, Samuel Adams, John Hancock, and Joseph Warren. Holyoke’s position was expressed thus: “That those whose Providence it is, to design others, to Stations of publick Trust, should have a principal Regard ro their Integrity and Religion” (p. 5), and that “All forms of Government originate from the People; that is, God in his Providence hath influenced them; some to fix on one form of Government, and some upon another” (p. 12).

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