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A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ON THE DAY INTENDED FOR THE CHOICE OF COUNSELLORS, AGREEABLE TO THE ADVICE OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS by  William Gordon - 1775 - from David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC and Biblio.com

A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ON THE DAY INTENDED FOR THE CHOICE OF COUNSELLORS, AGREEABLE TO THE ADVICE OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS

by Gordon, William

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Watertown: Benjamin Edes, 1775. 29, [1 blank] pp, with the half title. Untrimmed, stitched into modern marbled wrappers. Very Good. Attractive ornament at page 29. Gordon "was a vigorous partisan of independence and in 1775 was made chaplain to both houses of the Provincial Congress assembled at Watertown. Congress possessed great confidence in him and voted him a good horse and access to the prisoners of war...He delivered the election sermon before the General Court on July 19, 1775 [this item]" [DAB]. Likening Americans to the early children of Israel, Gordon-- author of the "first full-scale history of this war by an American" [Howes]-- admonishes those who "tremble at the thoughts of that power with whom we are to contend." Listing America's advantages in the struggle, he says, "God has wonderfully appeared for us, crowning our military operations with unusual success, and disconcerting those of the enemy." The unity of the Colonies, their distance from England, the British debt and "most alarming prospects to the merchant," and our "officers of courage" will win the day. FIRST EDITION. Evans 14073. Newberry Library 235. Adams Independence 168.
  • Bookseller: David M. Lesser, Fine Antiquarian Books LLC US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 34305
  • Title: A SERMON PREACHED BEFORE THE HONORABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, ON THE DAY INTENDED FOR THE CHOICE OF COUNSELLORS, AGREEABLE TO THE ADVICE OF THE CONTINENTAL CONGRESS
  • Author: Gordon, William
  • Book condition: Used
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Publisher: Benjamin Edes
  • Place: Watertown
  • Date published: 1775
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