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Sermon – Thanksgiving – 1794

By | November 20th, 2017|Categories: Featured, Historical Sermons, Library|

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 [...]

Sermon – Bridge Opening – 1808

By | November 1st, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

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 [...]

Sermon – House of Representatives – 1860

By | October 26th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons|

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 [...]

Sermon – Election – 1815, Vermont

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

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, [...]

Sermon – Solar Eclipse – 1806

By | August 23rd, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

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. [...]

Sermon – Fasting – 1812

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

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 [...]

Sermon – Military – 1755

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

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 [...]

Sermon – Fasting – 1832, MA

By | August 15th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

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 [...]

Sermon – Atlantic Telegraph – 1858

By | August 9th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

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 [...]

Sermon – Fasting – 1812, Massachusetts

By | July 25th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

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 [...]

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