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Sermon – Election – 1815, Vermont

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: Featured, 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 [...]

Sermon – Christian Patriot – Boston, 1840

By | July 7th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons, Library|

Rev. Mellish Irving Motte (1801-1881) was originally from Charleston, South Carolina. He obtained a Bachelors of Arts from Harvard in 1821 and became pastor of the South Congregational Church in Boston on May 21, 1828. In this 1840 sermon, Rev. Motte encourages Christians to fully engage the culture, especially in the [...]

Sermon – July 4th – 1794

By | July 4th, 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 – Eulogy on John Quincy Adams

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons|

John Quincy Adams' Death Joshua Bates (1776-1854) Biography: Born the same year that Congress penned the Declaration of Independence, Bates grew up helping with the family farm and serving as a clerk in the family store. Self-taught, he was able to enter Harvard in 1797 as a sophomore, and [...]

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