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Sermon – Solar Eclipse – 1806

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

Joseph Lathrop (1731-1820) graduated from Yale in 1754. He was ordained as pastor of the Congregational church in West Springfield in 1756 - a church he pastored for over sixty years until his retirement in 1818. In this sermon, Rev. Lathrop uses the occasion of a recent solar eclipse to strengthen [...]

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) graduated from Yale in 1754. He was ordained as pastor of the Congregational church in West Springfield in 1756 - a church he pastored for over sixty years until his retirement in 1818. The following sermon was preached by Lathrop on July 4, 1794 in Massachusetts.   THE [...]

Sermon – Eulogy on John Quincy Adams

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

A DISCOURSE   ON   THE CHARACTER, PUBLIC SERVICES, AND DEATH,   OF   JOHN QUINCY ADAMS.     BY JOSHUA BATES.       WORCHESTER: PRINTED BY SAMUEL CHISM. 218 Main Street.         DISCOURSE. Know ye not that there is a prince and a great man fallen [...]

Eulogy – 1813, Massachusetts

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: Historical Sermons|

A   SKETCH OF THE CHARACTER OF THE LATE CHIEF JUSTICE PARSONS,   EXHIBITED IN AN ADDRESS TO THE GRAND JURY, DELIVERED AT THE OPENING OF THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT AT BOSTON, ON THE TWENTY-THIRD DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1813. AFTER THE USUAL CHARGE.   PUBLISHED AT THE UNANIMOUS REQUEST OF THE [...]

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