Richmond, Va. Published by Hargrave White. 1861. 24pp. Disbound, scattered foxing, Good+.
A Panglossian sermon in which Moore recalls "that fatal election which opened Pandora's box in our land." He gives "thanks to Almighty God for that wonderful triumph of Manassas, where the destinies of our young Republic hung trembling in the balance until God gave us the victory."
War, he explains, "is a part of the agency by which God disciplines nations." And, he assures, War isn't all bad: "A long course of peace and prosperity, acting on our depraved nature, tends to emasculate and corrupt a people...War tends to break up this mammon-worship, effeminacy and selfish expediency, to show that there are nobler things to be contended for in life." One of the South's sins has been "a lazy dependency on the industry of the North...We have looked to them to manufacture everything." Never, "since the time of Cromwell," has there been "a more pervading sense of the power of God than our own."
Parrish & Willingham 8974. Haynes 12538. Item #36495