Discourses on public occasions in America / By William Smith.

  • Smith, William, 1727-1803
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London : Printed for A. Millar, R. Griffiths & D. Wilson; G. Keith, 1762.

Physical description

xvi, 224, 31 pages, 1 unnumbered leaf, 39-160 pages, 1 unnumbered bl. leaves ; (8vo)


2nd ed.

References note

Sabin, 84599


First edition, 1759, has title : Discourses on several public occasions during the war in America. Preached chiefly with a view to the explaining the importance of the Protestant cause, in the British colonies; and the advancement of religion, patriotism and military virtue. Among which are a discourse on adversity ; and also a discourse, On planting the sciences, and the propagation of Christianity, in the untutored parts of the earth. With an appendix
Contains two additional discourses not found in 1st edition
Appendix.--I. no. 1. A letter concerning the office and duty of Protestant ministers, especially in times of public danger and calamity ; written to a clergyman on the frontiers of Pennsylvania, on General Braddock's defeat.--no. 2. An earnest address to the colonies, at the opening of the campaign, 1758. --II, no. 1. A general idea of the College of Mirania ; first published in the year, 1753, as a plan for a college in New York.--no. 2. Account of the College and academy of Philadelphia.--no. 3. A charge delivered to the graduates at the first anniversary commencement in the College of Philadelphia.--III. A philosophical meditation, and religious address to the Supreme Being.



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