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    Porter, Eliphalet: A SERMON, DELIVERED TO THE FIRST RELIGIOUS SOCIETY IN ROXBURY, JUNE 16, 1799. OCCASIONED BY THE DEATH OF HIS EXCELLENCY INCREASE SUMNER, ESQ. GOVERNOR OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS, WHO DIED JUNE 7, 1799, IN THE 53D YEAR OF HIS AGE. Boston: 1799. 27pp, without the half title. Disbound and loosened, spotted. Lightly tanned, Good+. On the necessity for wise civil government. For, "(r)eligion and a sense of moral obligation, important and essential as they are to society, have never been found sufficient...to render men, in a tolerable degree, secure and undisturbed in the enjoyment of their rights." Porter also provides a biographical sketch of Governor Sumner, who was a strong voice favoring adoption of the Constitution. FIRST EDITION. Evans 36142. Sabin 64244. III Jenkins 912.


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