Item #29322 A Discourse Delivered at the Ordination of the Rev. Abel Flint, to the Ministerial Office in a Christian Church at Hartford, April 20th, 1791. Enos Hitchcock.

A Discourse Delivered at the Ordination of the Rev. Abel Flint, to the Ministerial Office in a Christian Church at Hartford, April 20th, 1791

Hartford: Elisha Babcock, 1791. Very Good. Item #29322

Hartford: Elisha Babcock, 1791. First Edition. Small octavo; modern blue wrappers; 23,[1]pp. (A-C4, collated complete). Leaves trimmed mostly erasing contemporary ownership inscription at head of title page, light toning to textblock, else Very Good and sound.

Ordination sermon delivered by Enos Hitchcock (1744-1803), who served as a chaplain for the Continental Army in Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War before settling in Providence, Rhode Island. The present oration delivered in the long wake of hostilities, stating at one point that "It is our happy lot, my fellow christians [sic], to live in a country that has the honor of exhibiting the first instance the world ever saw, of a civil government established in favor of universal liberty" (p. 17).

ESTC W030803; EVANS 23442.

Price: $250.00