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Sermon – Election – 1796, New Hampshire

By | June 21st, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Sermons, Library|

William Frederick Rowland (d. 1843) graduated from Dartmouth in 1784. He was the pastor of the First Church in Exeter, NH beginning in 1790. This sermon was preached by Rowland in New Hampshire on June 2, 1796. A S E R M O N, DELIVERED IN PRESENCE OF HIS EXCELLENCY JOHN [...]

Sermon – Church and Country – 1891

By | May 24th, 2018|Categories: Featured, Historical Sermons, Library|

This address was given by a Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal Church, William Stevens Perry (1832-1898), on May 19, 1891. THE CHURCH AND THE COUNTRY.  FROM THE ADDRESS TO THE CONVENTION OF THE DIOCESE OF IOWA, MAY 19, 1891, BY WILLIAM STEVENS PERRY, BISHOP. Most gratifying to me and most encouraging [...]

Sermon – Election – 1830, Connecticut

By | May 18th, 2018|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

The following election sermon was preached by Charles Boardman in New Haven, CT on May 5, 1830. THE DUTIES AND EMBARRASSMENTS OF RULERS. A SERMON, ADDRESSED TO THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, AT THE ANNUAL ELECTION IN NEW-HAVEN, MAY 5, 1830. BY CHARLES A. BOARDMAN, Pastor of the Third [...]

Sermon – Fasting – 1799

By | May 4th, 2018|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

This is a fast sermon preached by Eliphalet Gillet (1768-1848) in Hallowell, Maine on April 25, 1799. This national fast day was proclaimed by President John Adams. The text of the sermon has been updated to reflect modern spelling and grammar. A Discourse, Delivered at Hallowell, April 25th, 1799. Being The [...]

Sermon – Fire – 1840

By | February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

This sermon was preached by Rev. William M. Rogers in 1840 after the loss of the ships Harold and Lexington. A SERMON OCCASIONED BY THE LOSS OF THE HAROLD AND THE LEXINGTON, DELIVERED AT THE ODEON, January 26, 1840. By WILLIAM M. ROGERS, PASTOR OF THE FRANKLIN STREET CHURCH. Rev. William [...]

Sermon – New Year – 1861/ 1862

By | January 25th, 2018|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

These two sermons were preached by George L. Prentiss in 1861 and 1862 on the new year. Some of the Providential Lessons of 1861. How to Meet the Events of 1862. TWO DISCOURSES, Preached December 29th, 1861, and January 5th, 1862, By REV. GEORGE L. PRENTISS, D.D. SERMON. PREACHED ON SUNDAY [...]

Sermon – New Year – 1799

By | December 30th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

David McClure (1748-1820) graduated from Yale in 1769. Though he taught for a time, he was ordained in 1772 and was a missionary to the Delaware Indians for sixteen months shortly after his ordination. McClure was the pastor to a Congregational church at North Hampton (1776-1785) and later a church in [...]

Sermon – Christmas – 1844

By | December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

Christmas in Early America In America's early years, the celebration of Christmas was a subject of heated debate among Christians, and the lines between the opposing views were drawn largely according to church affiliation. Those from the High Church (e.g., Anglicans, Catholics, Episcopalians, etc., which practiced a more formal tradition of [...]

Sermon – Thanksgiving – 1794

By | December 1st, 2017|Categories: 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 [...]

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