Sermons preached at the annual election by Massachusetts. General CourtSermons preached at the annual election by Massachusetts. General Court

Sermons preached at the annual election

byMassachusetts. General Court

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1836 Excerpt: ... the safety of our free institutions, there are signs of hope. There are circumstances in our condition which speak a voice of encouragement, and may be construed into omens of favor for the future history of our country. It is my design to suggest some considerations, which indicate the perpetuity of our republican liberty. 1. The length of time through which it has been continued, is an encouragement entitled to consideration. Seventy years, which is nearly the time that has elapsed since our independent existence, though the ordinary term of human duration, is indeed an inconsiderable period for a national life; but comparatively brief as it is, it has carried us to a point not only beyond the expectations of enemies, but to which some of the most ardent and sagacious lovers of our free system scarce extended their hopes. The time has been long enough even in the least unfavorable circumstances, to give it a severe trial. It is not within the possibilities of human things, that, even in a spot most advantageous for natural position--among a society of men, the most intelligent and tranquil which the state of the world has hitherto admitted, a government like ours, should not have to contend with much hostile and formidable agency. Every vulnerable point has been assailed. There is not a spot in the whole system, where the jointing wants compactness and strength, that has not been exposed to the severest test that could try its capacity of resistance. Our freedom achieved its existence in a strife with the tremendous power of the mother country, almost as unequal as would be the struggles of a child for life, against the murderous assaults of full grown men. It sustained the perilous reaction of success, when the iron bands of war which held the people tog...
Title:Sermons preached at the annual electionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217051227

ISBN - 13:9780217051224