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PATRIOT PREACHERS

OF THE

AMERICAN REVOLUTION.

WITH BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES.

EDITED BY FRANK MOORE.

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NEW YORK:
CHARLES T. EVANS.

1862.

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1862, by

M. A. MOORE,

In the Clork's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern

District of New York.

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PREFACE,

It is the purpose of the editor of this volume to present a collection of the most characteristic Sermons, that were preached by the most celebrated divines, who occupied the American pulpits during the period extending from the Repeal of the Stamp Act, in 1766, through the Revolution, to the establishment of peace in 1783. The propriety of the publication of such a collection at the present time must be apparent to readers of all classes. The universal assertion that “the preachers of the Revolution did not hesitate to attack the great political and social evils of their day,” demands a support, which nothing but the reproduction of their strong, practical appeals, can afford. As such, this collection is offered.

The brief biographical notices prefixed to each sermon are intended simply to indicate the position and

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