1799 GEORGE WASHINGTON. Discourse on the Lamented Death of General George Washington.
1799 GEORGE WASHINGTON. Discourse on the Lamented Death of General George Washington.
1799 GEORGE WASHINGTON. Discourse on the Lamented Death of General George Washington.
1799 GEORGE WASHINGTON. Discourse on the Lamented Death of General George Washington.

1799 GEORGE WASHINGTON. Discourse on the Lamented Death of General George Washington.

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Important sermon delivered on a day of National lament called upon the death of General and President George Washington. 

So general an appearance of affliction was never depicted here before. To stand in this immense concourse of fellow citizens, where every face is marked with sorrow, almost unmans the speaker. Verily there is a great mourning here to-day, like the mourning of Israel when Moses died . . . 

Nathan Strong. A Discourse Delivered on Friday, December 17, 1799, the Day set apart by the Citizens of Hartford, to Lament before God, the Death of Gen. George Washington; who died Dec. 14, 1799. [with] Sketches of the Life of General Washington. Hartford. Hudson and Goodwin. 1800. 31pp.

General Washington was formed and palaced, in every respect, by the hand of Providence to perform the duty determined for him by infinite wisdom. He was skilled, by an early education, in human science. He expressed on all fit occasions, a reverence of God, and his governing providence in all the events of individual life and of empire, and resorted to the throne of grace and called on those around him to do the same when danger threatened, or when success claimed his praise. He had a luminous understanding - a mind above the ruffle of passion - was far from the fasconade of mock heroism as he was from a servile fear of men and danger. Nothing was too small to call his attention, if it regarded the public good, . . . 

. . . After the revolutionary war was ended, experience soon taught that freedom cannot subsist without government. Anarchy became more dangerous than Britain with all her hosts had been before, and we were near despair. The impressive feelings of danger, again led the people to ask the aid of General Washington, and he greatly assisted in forming a constitution which we hope will be perpetual. 

Inscribed on half title: "Joel West presented by the publishers 1800." 

Textually complete and good; removed from a larger sammelband with the attending residue on spine and abrasion to inner margin at the first and last leaf. Some light toning and foxing.