THE UNITED STATES ELEVATED TO GLORY AND HONOUR. A SERMON, PREACHED BEFORE HIS EXCELLENCY JONATHAN TRUMBULL, ESQ. L.L.D. GOVERNOUR AND COMMANDER IN CHIEF, AND THE HONOURABLE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, CONVENED AT HARTFORD, AT THE ANNIVERSARY ELECTION. MAY 8TH, MDCCLXXXIII. BY...PRESIDENT OF YALE COLLEGE...SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED.

Worcester: Isaiah Thomas, 1785. 172, [8] pp of 'Books to be sold at Isaiah Thomas's book-store in Worcester.' Covers absent, moderate spotting, Good.

The first edition issued in 1783, in 99 pages. In this 'corrected' printing Stiles celebrates the American victory over England, predicting a great future based on liberty, equal justice under law, and the "equable distribution of property" that will characterize the new Nation. The "enterprising spirit of Americans" will settle the vast continent, and create opportunity for all. He urges the end of "unrighteous slavery" and predicts [and hopes] that both Indians and Negroes will "gradually vanish" as European settlers inevitably populate the new country. The dream of a democratic republic "seems to have been reserved in Providence to be realized in America."
Evans 19261. NAIP w029639. Item #37135

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