A SERMON, PREACHED AT REHOBOTH, (IN THE PROVINCE OF MASSACHUSETTS-BAY) MAY 14, 1766; AT THE ORDINATION OF THE REVEREND MR. EPHRAIM HYDE, PASTOR OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN THAT TOWN. BY ABEL STILES, M.A. AND PASTOR OF THE FIRST CHURCH IN WOODSTOCK.

Providence, in New-England: Printed by Sarah Goddard, and Company, 1767. [2], 24pp, with the half title. Some loosening, light foxing. Last leaf has an ink spot affecting a couple of letters, and a lower corner tear just touching a couple of letters, but not affecting them. Light ownership signature of Ephraim Hyde. Good+.

An early imprint by Sarah Updike Goddard [1701-1770], Providence's first woman printer. With her daughter, Mary Katherine Goddard [1738-1816], she took over Providence's first print shop, which her son William began in 1762. William had also started Providence's first newspaper, the Providence Gazette. He ceased publication of the paper in 1765 and moved to New York; his mother and sister succeeded him.
Evans 10776. Alden 377. Hudak 8-18. ESTC W29250. Item #36290

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