1792 JONATHAN EDWARDS. All Divine Truth Profitable. A Charge at the Ordination of Dan Bradley.
1792 JONATHAN EDWARDS. All Divine Truth Profitable. A Charge at the Ordination of Dan Bradley.
1792 JONATHAN EDWARDS. All Divine Truth Profitable. A Charge at the Ordination of Dan Bradley.
1792 JONATHAN EDWARDS. All Divine Truth Profitable. A Charge at the Ordination of Dan Bradley.
1792 JONATHAN EDWARDS. All Divine Truth Profitable. A Charge at the Ordination of Dan Bradley.
1792 JONATHAN EDWARDS. All Divine Truth Profitable. A Charge at the Ordination of Dan Bradley.
1792 JONATHAN EDWARDS. All Divine Truth Profitable. A Charge at the Ordination of Dan Bradley.

1792 JONATHAN EDWARDS. All Divine Truth Profitable. A Charge at the Ordination of Dan Bradley.

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A rather desirable ordination sermon by Jonathan Edwards Jun, son of President Jonathan Edwards and himself an able divine, abolitionist, etc,. Superb reading on the importance of preaching the whole counsel of Scripture as applicable to all domains of Christian living.

Edwards, Jonathan [Jun.] All Divine Truth Profitable: Illustrated in a Sermon Preached a Hamden, January 11th, 1792, at the Ordination of the Rev. Dan Bradley, to the Pastoral Charge of the First Church in Whites-town, in the State of New York. New-Having. Printed by A. Morse. 1792. 42pp.

Attractive copy in probably a 19th century little makeshift wrap, inscribed, "Z. Greene's 1792" at the title head with discrete theological notation to the sermon likely in the same hand. This likely Rev Zachariah Greene. Final leaf trimmed in margins, but complete. A bit toned. 

Rev Zachariah Greene became a soldier in the American Revolutionary War at just 16 years of age; he served three years and was wounded on three occasions, the last at White Marsh, Pennsylvania, the last putting him out of action for the remainder of the war. He served under both General George Washington and General Greene.

The three battles he engaged in were at Throgg's Point, White Plains, and White Marsh (northwest of Philadelphia). He was wounded at the Battle of White Marsh on Dec 7, 1777, a musket ball entering his left shoulder fracturing the scapula and clavicle.

After the Revolution, he was admitted to Dartmouth College under the pastoral charge of Rev Sylvanus Ripley. Due to his failing health, he left Dartmouth and studied privately under Rev Dr Huntington and Rev Dr Green; he self-qualified and on 1 January 1785, was licensed to preach by the Presbytery of Morris county NJ. He was an itinerant minister, traveling through New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Massachusetts. In May 1786 accepted the call from Fourth Church in Southold, ordained by the Morris County Presbytery on 28 June 1787, dimissed on 9 Sep 1797 and installed as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Brookhaven on 27 Sept 1797.