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Symmes, William:

A SERMON, PREACHED BEFORE HIS HONOR THOMAS CUSHING, ESQ; LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR ...MAY 25, 1785: BEING THE ANNIVERSARY OF GENERAL ELECTION. BY...PASTOR OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN ANDOVER.

Adams and Nourse, Boston: [1785] Half title, 28pp. Disbound, Very Good to Near Fine. Symmes warns that "the very existence of free republican States depends upon the reign of justice...Nothing can atone for the want of it in the legislative, judicial, and executive departments... [I]n a good constitution of government there is no absolute power but that of the laws." Those laws should not be "needlessly multiplied," for they then "become a vexatious and intolerable burden." The "long and arduous contest for freedom and independence" gives America the "singular" opportunity "to improve human nature, and produce the greatest degree of moral worth." Evans 19269.


Book Id: 10799

Price: $350.00

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