New-Haven: Green, 1798. 32pp, with half title [short closed tear]. Disbound, light foxing. Good+.
An unusual-- indeed, intemperate-- July 4 Discourse, identifying Roman Catholicism, Freemasonry, and the Illuminati with the Antichrist; asserting that the world is at the cusp of a crucial period of Divine prophecy, "a state of things [that] has not existed since the deluge"; welcoming the conferral of American citizenship upon Jews, happily noting their growing attraction to Christianity; and looking hopefully to "the rending asunder of the Antichristian empire...New and unprecedented efforts have been made, and are fast increasing, for the conversion of the Heathen. Measures have, in Europe, and in America, been adopted, and are still enlarging, for putting an end to the African slavery, which will within a moderate period bring it to an end. Mohammedism is nearly extinct in Persia..."
FIRST EDITION. Evans 33656. BAL 5052. Not in LCP. Item #35905