THE CHARACTER AND BLESSEDNESS OF A DILIGENT AND FAITHFUL SERVANT: A SERMON DELIVERED AT BROOKFIELD, OCTOBER 19, 1779, AT THE FUNERAL OF THE HONORABLE JEDEDIAH FOSTER, ESQUIRE, ONE OF THE JUSTICES OF THE SUPERIOR COURT IN THE STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS; WHO DIED OCTOBER 17, 1779, AETAT 53
1779 · Providence
by Fiske, Nathan
Providence: Bennett Wheeler, 1779. 30,  pp, with the half title. Scattered foxing, Good+ in attractive modern calf.
Foster is eulogized as one of the advocates of American liberty, and a foe of the hated royal Governor Hutchinson. Alden argues that the watermark configuration renders a 1779 printing impossible; he suggests a 1785 date. NAIP concurs.
FIRST EDITION. Evans 16273. Alden 1007. NAIP w003735. (Inventory #: 36561)