A DISCOURSE, DELIVERED IN THE NEW DUTCH CHURCH, NASSAU STREET, ON TUESDAY, THE 21ST OF OCTOBER, 1794, BEFORE THE NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR THE INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE OF PERSONS EMIGRATING FROM FOREIGN COUNTRIES. BY...AN EMIGRANT.
New York: Printed for L. Wayland: With the Privielege of Copy, 1794. (4), 28pp. Disbound roughly, tears in blank inner margins, closed tears [no loss]. Lacking the bookseller advertisement after page 128. Good only.
An Irish emigrant, Dunn takes his text from Exodus: "Ye know the heart of a stranger, seeing ye were strangers in the land of Egypt." Dunn's themes became increasingly familiar in the country's history: "the corruptions of European establishments," and America "as the only asylum for liberty and religion left in the world." With vivid expressions of loathing for the British pharaoh -- "the pride, stubbornness, and lust of domination in the British government"-- this is an early and significant expression of the virtues of the American immigrant nation.
Evans 26921. Item #39204