Boston: Hall & Goss, 1818. 48pp. Gathered signatures, stitched. Minor dampstaining. Very good. Second edition, after the first of 1750, of this important tract by the noted minister, Jonathan Mayhew. "The writer boldly asserts that resistance to tyranny is obedience to God, as well in Church as in State" - Sabin. This strong statement against the saintship and martyrdom of King Charles was reprinted later in Boston in 1867 and 1875. Mayhew's discourse had a larger political significance arguing against the power of the crown and for the power of popular representation. A highlight among politicized sermons. "Jonathan Mayhew's DISCOURSE CONCERNING UNLIMITED SUBMISSION - the most famous sermon preached in pre- Revolutionary America - illustrates dramatically the ultimate sources of American Revolutionary thought and the distinctive emphasis imparted to them in the proces of their transmission. In it one may see a gathering of threads that reach back into the earliest periods of American history and that extend forward into the constitutional debate of the 1760's and 1770's, and beyond that, into the construction of new governments in the American Republic" - Bailyn. EBERSTADT 155:29. SABIN 47131. BAILYN, PAMPHLETS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, 1. EVANS 6549 (ref). SABIN 47131 (ref). (Inventory #: WRCAM31211)
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