Sermon – Thanksgiving – 1794

Samuel Stillman (1738-1807) was the pastor of a Baptist church on James Island, South Carolina beginning in 1759. He preached in various congregations in New Jersey for a time and was the pastor of a Baptist church in Boston (1765-1805). Stillman was a Boston city convention member, a convention that ratified the U.S. Constitution. This [...]

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Sermon – Bridge Opening – 1808

Samuel Willard (1776-1859) graduated from Harvard in 1803. He worked as a tutor at Bowdoin College (1804-1805), and became a minister of the Congregational Church in Deerfield, Massachusetts (1807-1829). He continued to preach occasionally throughout his life. The following sermon was preached by Willard in 1808 at the occasion of opening a bridge in Northampton, [...]

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Sermon – House of Representatives – 1860

Thomas .H. Stockton was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey, June 4th, 1808. In 1833, while stationed at Georgetown, D.C., and when but twenty-five years of age, he was elected Chaplain by the United States House of Representatives. On November 19, 1863 Thomas Stockton delivered a prayer after Edward Everett's sermon and before President Abraham [...]

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Sermon – Election – 1815, Vermont

Henry Davis (1771-1852) graduated from Yale in 1796. He served as President of Middlebury College (1810-1817) and President of Hamilton College (1817-1833). This election sermon was delivered by Dr. Davis at Montpelier, VT on October 12, 1815. A SERMON, DELIVERED ON THE DAY OF GENERAL ELECTION, AT MONTPELIER, OCTOBER 12, 1815, BEFORE THE HONORABLE LEGISLATURE [...]

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Sermon – Solar Eclipse – 1806

Joseph Lathrop (1731-1820) Biography: Lathrop was born in Norwich, Connecticut. After graduating from Yale, he took a teaching position at a grammar school in Springfield, Massachusetts, where he also began studying theology. Two years after leaving Yale, he was ordained as the pastor of the Congregational Church in West Springfield, Massachusetts. He remained there until [...]

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Sermon – Fasting – 1812

William Ellery Channing (1780-1842) was the grandson of one of the Newport Sons of Liberty, John Channing. William graduated from Harvard in 1798 and became regent at Harvard in 1801. He was ordained a preacher in 1802 and worked towards the 1816 establishment of the Harvard Divinity School. This sermon was preached by Channing on [...]

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Sermon – Military – 1755

Samule Davies (1724-1761) was licensed to preach in 1746. He moved to Hanover County, VA in 1747 and wound up preaching a circuit of seven churches there. He served as President of Princeton University for eighteen months before his death. This sermon was preached by Rev. Davies in Hanover County, VA on August 17, 1755. [...]

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Sermon – Fasting – 1832, MA

Orville Dewey (1794-1882) graduated from Andover theological seminary in 1819. He held jobs as a teacher, a clerk, and an agent for the American education society. Dewey was pastor for the Unitarian Church in New Bedford (1823-1833), the 2nd Unitarian Church of New York (1835-1848), a church in Albany for a year, a church in [...]

By | 2017-08-18T11:38:39+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|0 Comments

Sermon – Atlantic Telegraph – 1858

This sermon was preached by Joseph A Copp in 1858 in Chelsea, Massachusetts. THE ATLANTIC TELEGRAPH: AS ILLUSTRATING THE PROVIDENCE AND BENEVOLENT DESIGNS OF GOD. A DISCOURSE, PREACHED IN THE BROADWAY CHURCH, CHELSEA, AUGUST 8, 1858, BY JOSEPH A. COPP, D. D.   The Atlantic Telegraph Cable was announced from Trinity Bay, Thursday, August 5th, [...]

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Sermon – Fasting – 1812, Massachusetts

William Ellery Channing (1780-1842) was the grandson of one of the Newport Sons of Liberty, John Channing. William graduated from Harvard in 1798 and became regent at Harvard in 1801. He was ordained a preacher in 1802 and worked towards the 1816 establishment of the Harvard Divinity School. The following sermon was preached by William [...]

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