Newbury-Port: Printed by John Mycall, 1784. 75, [1 blank] pp, with the half title [chipped in blank portions]. Stitched in contemporary [?] leather wrappers. Untrimmed and generously margined with scattered spotting. Else Very Good.
Reverend Murray, considered the Founder of Universalism in America, delivers a powerful Discourse commemorating the first Thanksgiving after the peace with England. God has blessed us with "the INDEPENDENCE OF CONFEDERATE AMERICA finally guaranteed by a Definitive Treaty of Peace, signed at Paris, on the third day of September last... in consequence of which, the British garrison evacuated the city of New-York... and the joyful return of its long-exiled citizens, and the welcome restoration of civil government."
Like the Hebrews of the Bible, Americans are "a covenant-people." Though "beset with enemies," we have been delivered by "the Lord's doing." George Washington is America's Gideon, "the Jewish Commander... Declining the sovereignty, for which no man in Israel was better qualified-- he refuses rewards which none ever did better deserve." Murray denounces the Tories and welcomes "the present banishment of these traytors from this country: to be TAUGHT by the THORNS AND BRIARS of NOVA-SCOTIA."
Evans 18618. ESTC W20557. Item #34623