Item #28820 A Sermon, Delivered Before the Ancient & Honourable Artillery Company, in Boston, June 6, 1803, being the anniversary of their election of officers. Jedediah Morse.

A Sermon, Delivered Before the Ancient & Honourable Artillery Company, in Boston, June 6, 1803, being the anniversary of their election of officers

Charlestown, MA: Samuel Etheridge / Manning and Loring, 1803. Very Good. Item #28820

Charlestown, MA: Printed and Sold by Samuel Etheridge, near the Square. Sold also in Boston, by Manning and Loring, No. 2, Cornhill, 1803. First Edition. Octavo; removed; 32pp. ([A] B-D4, collated complete). Moderate foxing to textblock, more heavily to final gathering, remnants of old leather along spine, else Very Good and sound.

Uncommon sermon by the Congregationalist minister, geographer, and father of Samuel Morse. At the time Jedediah Morse was battling the spread of religious liberalism and Unitarianism to which he obliquely refers late in this oration: "Let us guard against the insidious encroachment of /innovation/, that evil and beguiling spirit which is now stalking to and fro through the earth seeking whom he may destroy" (p. 27).

SHAW & SHOEMAKER 4685.

Price: $150.00