THE GOVERNMENT OF CHRIST CONSIDERED AND APPLIED. A SERMON PREACHED AT BOSTON, IN THE AUDIENCE OF HIS EXCELLENCY JONATHAN BELCHER, ESQ; THE HONOURABLE HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL; AND THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PROVINCE OF THE MASSACHUSETTS. [sic]. MAY 31. 1738. BEING THE ANNIVERSARY FOR THE ELECTION OF HIS MAJESTY'S COUNCIL FOR THE PROVINCE. BY...M.A. AND PASTOR OF A CHURCH IN BOSTON.

Boston: Draper. Half title [with a light blindstamp], 1738. [4], 39, [3 blanks] pp [as issued]. Attractive type ornamentation. Stitched, light scattered foxing and light dusting. Very Good.

An early American imprint expressing the colonial hatred of tyranny and distrust of man's exercise of power. "As Christ is the Lord of all...he has given to none of the Princes of the Earth; no, not to the greatest of them, a Power to act their own Will, in an arbitrary and despotic Manner; or to make their own Will their only Rule, in the exercise of that Power committed to them."
Webb warns against "the cruel Oppression and Injustice that has, for a long time, been reigning among us, on the account of the uncertain and fluctuating State of our Medium of Trade: for Righteousness between Man and Man, is certainly an essential Branch of the Religion of our blessed Saviour."
FIRST EDITION. Evans 4321. ESTC W20400. Item #38324

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