Boston: John Gill, 1778.
39, pp. Several contemporary manuscript corrections to the text. 8vo. Stitched. Minor browning and staining, tear to final leaf Evans 15956; ESTC W3241; Sabin 59315. Item #365673
An election sermon by the noted Congregationalist minister in the midst of the Revolution, on liberty, the role of government, the attributes of good leaders and the importance of religion to civil society and government: "The battles we have already fought, the victories we have won, the pride of tyranny that must needs have been humbled, mark the characters of the freemen of America with distinguished honour, and will be read with astonishment by generations yet unborn ... To anticipate the future glory of America, from our present hopes and prospects, is ravishing and transporting to the mind. In this light we behold our country beyond the reach of all oppressors; under the great charter of independence, enjoying the purest liberty; beautiful and strong in its union; the envy of tyrants and devils, but the delight of God and all good men; a refuge to the oppressed; the joy of the earth..."
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