Preached by Jonathan Mayhew – 03/20/1760 Rev. Jonathan Mayhew (1720-66) was a Massachusetts clergyman. He graduated with honors from Harvard in 1744 and began pastoring the West Church (Boston) in 1747. He preached what he considered to be a rational and practical Christianity based on the Scriptures. Mayhew was a true Puritan and staunchly defended civil
Preached by Charles Chauncy – 1773 Charles Chauncy (1705-1787) was a minister from Boston. He attended Harvard, graduating in 1721. Chauncy preached at the First Church in Boston for sixty years (1727-1787). Below is his 1773 sermon on Christian charity to the poor. The text of this sermon has been changed to reflect modern spelling.
Preached by Jacob Duche – 07/07/1775 The Rev. Jacob Duche´ (1737-98) was born in Pennsylvania, a descendant of Huguenots who immigrated to America with William Penn. He attended the College of Philadelphia (graduated in 1757) and the University of Cambridge in England. He was made rector of Christ Church in Philadelphia in 1775. Rev. Duche´
Preached by William Gordon – 07/19/1775 A Sermon Preached before the Honorable House of Representatives On the Day intended for the Choice of Counselors, Agreeable to the Advice of the Continental Congress By William Gordon, Pastor of the Third Church of Roxbury An ELECTION-SERMON. I have no other apology to offer, for my venturing to
Preached by Henry Cumings – 05/28/1783 A SERMON Preached Before His Honor THOMAS CUSHING, Esq; Lieutenant Governor, The Honorable the COUNCIL, And the Two Branches Of The GENERAL COURT Of The Commonwealth Of MASSACHUSETTS May 28, 1783. Being the Anniversary of GENERAL ELECTION. By Henry Cumings, A.M. Pastor of the Church in Billerica.