Very early American defense of Presbyterian ordination over and against the Congregational model which was taking the ascendency, being much more like the organizational documents and governmental structure of the new Nation.
Samuel Blatchford. The Validity of Presbyterian Ordination Maintained in a Letter to the Rev. William Smith, D.D. Occasioned by the Publication of his Sermon, Preached at the Consecration of Bishop Jarvis, at New-Haven, on the 18th October, 1797, together with Strictures on said Sermon. New-Haven: George Bunce, 1798. 32pp.
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