Item #39853 A DISCOURSE, DELIVERED IN HARVARD, JULY 4, 1794, AT THE REQUEST OF THE MILITARY OFFICERS IN THAT PLACE, WHO, WITH THE MILITIA UNDER THEIR COMMAND, WERE THERE ASWEMBLED TO COMMEMORATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. BY WILLIAM EMERSON, A.M. MINISTER OF THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN HARVARD. William Emerson.
A DISCOURSE, DELIVERED IN HARVARD, JULY 4, 1794, AT THE REQUEST OF THE MILITARY OFFICERS IN THAT PLACE, WHO, WITH THE MILITIA UNDER THEIR COMMAND, WERE THERE ASWEMBLED TO COMMEMORATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. BY WILLIAM EMERSON, A.M. MINISTER OF THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN HARVARD.

A DISCOURSE, DELIVERED IN HARVARD, JULY 4, 1794, AT THE REQUEST OF THE MILITARY OFFICERS IN THAT PLACE, WHO, WITH THE MILITIA UNDER THEIR COMMAND, WERE THERE ASWEMBLED TO COMMEMORATE THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE. BY WILLIAM EMERSON, A.M. MINISTER OF THE FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH IN HARVARD.

Boston: Printed at the Apollo Press, 1794. 18pp, disbound rather roughly at inner blank margin,. With the half title, 'Mr. Emerson's Discourse on the American Independence' [upper blank corner clipped]. Light perforation stamp at title page. Text clean, but several blank margin repairs. Good or so.

This July 4th Sermon was delivered by the father of Ralph Waldo Emerson. Its caption title, 'On the American Independence, and the Means of Preserving It,' is accompanied by advice from Galatians V: "Be Not Entangled Again with the Yoke of Bondage." Emerson's opening sentence is, "Slavery is one of the greatest calamities of human life." Its opposite, Liberty, "is the light and life and happiness of mankind." He counsels "the due cultivation of useful and religious knowledge" as a people's best guarantee of "the maintenance of their liberties." The American Revolution and the founding of the American Nation have delivered us from the bondage of English despotism.
Evans 26940. Item #39853

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