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    Prince, John: PART OF A DISCOURSE DELIVERED ON THE 29TH OF DECEMBER, UPON THE CLOSE OF THE YEAR 1799, RECOMMENDING THE IMPROVEMENT OF TIME. BY JOHN PRINCE, LL. D., MINISTER OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SOCIETY IN SALEM. PUBLISHED BY DESIRE OF THE TOWN. Salem: Printed by Thomas C. Cushing, at the Bible & Heart , [1800]. 24pp, stitched and uniformly toned. Very Good. Contemporary ownership signature at head of title.


    Prince preached on "the Sabbath after the melancholy news of the death of General Washington reached us." He argues against the notion "that we can merit eternal life by our own works," though emphasizing the right use of time as it flees. Prince mourns the death of Washington, "our country's pride, our nation's greatest prop." But he gives thanks for the peace and security enjoyed by Americans, while others suffer "from the weapons of violence, the rage of ungoverned passions, and the mad career of ambition and disorganization."
    Evans 38323. Stillwell 202a.


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