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Prince, John:

A DISCOURSE, DELIVERED AT SALEM, ON THE DAY OF THE NATIONAL FAST, MAY 9, 1798; APPOINTED BY PRESIDENT ADAMS, ON ACCOUNT OF THE DIFFICULTIES SUBSISTING BETWEEN THE UNITED STATES AND FRANCE.

Boston: 1798 44pp, half title, bound in modern blue wrappers, lightly foxed, Good+. This clergyman explains that the Constitution is based on Natural Rights, and that the American government's representative and federal attributes, with checks and balances, is "the most free and perfect system that can be devised for man in this state of his existence." By contrast, the European "revolutions in government...afford melancholy proofs, that the great body of the people do not always gain the end at which they aim by them." He urges avoidance of party spirit and of all foreign influence. Evans 34414.


Book Id: 12915

Price: $250.00

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