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A Discourse Delivered At Brunswick, Maine, April 6, 1820, The Day Of The Annual Fast In Maine And Massachusetts, Asa Cummings Apr 1820

A Discourse Delivered At Brunswick, Maine, April 6, 1820, The Day Of The Annual Fast In Maine And Massachusetts, Asa Cummings

Maine Bicentennial

Text of a sermon delivered by Reverend Asa Cummings on the state of Maine's first Day of Public Fasting, April 6, 1820 which includes references to the moral issue of slavery, which played a role in the establishment of Maine as a free state. Cummings (1790-1856) was a Congregationalist minister born in Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated from Andover Theological Seminary in 1820 and held the pastorate in Yarmouth, Maine from 1821 to 1825. He served as editor of the Christian Mirror newspaper following his retirement from the ministry.


Thanksgiving. A Discourse Delivered At Hallowell, On The Day Of The Annual Thanksgiving In Massachusetts, Eliphalet Gillet Dec 1819

Thanksgiving. A Discourse Delivered At Hallowell, On The Day Of The Annual Thanksgiving In Massachusetts, Eliphalet Gillet

Maine Bicentennial

The present age is ... distinguished for its advancements in literature and science. Laudable zeal is manifested, and successful efforts made, in every department of knowledge. The lovers of science have pushed their researches beyond the limits of former ages. Progress has been made in philology, in chymical [sic] and biblical knowledge, and in attainments in general literature. It is an object to which the public mind turns with a favorable aspect. Some nations, within the present age, have, in this respect, almost entirely changed their character; emerging from comparative barbarism to a state of refinement in science, from lethargy and ...


A Sermon Delivered In Augusta, June 23, 1819: Before The Maine Missionary Society, At Their Twelfth Anniversary, Jonathan Cogswell, David Thurston, Ammi R. Mitchell, Kiah Bayley, Eliphalet Gillet Jun 1819

A Sermon Delivered In Augusta, June 23, 1819: Before The Maine Missionary Society, At Their Twelfth Anniversary, Jonathan Cogswell, David Thurston, Ammi R. Mitchell, Kiah Bayley, Eliphalet Gillet

Maine Bicentennial

The text of a sermon presented by Jonathan Cogswell to the Maine Missionary Society in Saco, Maine on June 23, 1819. The document includes extracts from the report of the Trustees of the Maine Missionary Society including the Treasurer's statement and list of donors and donation amounts. The pamphlet also lists the names of Maine Missionary Society members by town and the names of officers elected on June 23, 1819.


Causes Of An Unsuccessful Ministry: A Sermon, Preached At The Ordination Of The Rev. Samuel Johnson, Over The Church And Society In Alna, November 25, 1818, David Thurston Dec 1817

Causes Of An Unsuccessful Ministry: A Sermon, Preached At The Ordination Of The Rev. Samuel Johnson, Over The Church And Society In Alna, November 25, 1818, David Thurston

Maine Bicentennial

The text of David Thurston's 1818 sermon which includes an admonition for preachers to remember their place in the church, to adhere to "truth [as] the principal means of awakening sinners and of sanctifying saints," and to modify their preaching style "to the capacity of their hearers."


Blessedness Of The Pious Dead: A Sermon Preached In Winthrop, At The Interment Of Mrs. Elizabeth Fillebrown, Consort Of The Hon. Thomas Fillebrown, Who Departed This Life October 23, 1817, Aged 46, Eliphalet Gillet Dec 1816

Blessedness Of The Pious Dead: A Sermon Preached In Winthrop, At The Interment Of Mrs. Elizabeth Fillebrown, Consort Of The Hon. Thomas Fillebrown, Who Departed This Life October 23, 1817, Aged 46, Eliphalet Gillet

Maine Bicentennial

Text of a sermon preached by Rev. Eliphalet Gillet at the interment of Elizabeth Cheever Fillebrown (Aug 1771-Oct 1817) at East Winthrop Cemetery in Winthrop, Maine, the central theme of which is, transformation. "Death to man is not the destruction of being, but a change in the mode and place of his existence." The sermon includes a brief profile of the deceased (p 15-16).


A Sermon On Infant Baptism, Preached At Winthrop, Nov. 4, 1804, At The Baptism Of The Rev. Mr. Belden's Child To Which Are Subjoined The Rev. Mr. Fisher's Hymn On Infant Dedication, And The Rev. Mr. Sewall's Poem On The Mode Of Baptism, Eliphalet Gillet Dec 1803

A Sermon On Infant Baptism, Preached At Winthrop, Nov. 4, 1804, At The Baptism Of The Rev. Mr. Belden's Child To Which Are Subjoined The Rev. Mr. Fisher's Hymn On Infant Dedication, And The Rev. Mr. Sewall's Poem On The Mode Of Baptism, Eliphalet Gillet

Maine Bicentennial

Rev. Eliphalet Gillet's expansive sermon expounding on the similarities and differences of Judaism and Christianity focusing predominantly on the quality of character and redemption.