Occasions for Gratitude in the Present National Crisis. A Sermon Preached in the Meeting-House of the First Congregational Church of South Hadley, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 21, 1861. Rev. Hiram Mead.

Occasions for Gratitude in the Present National Crisis. A Sermon Preached in the Meeting-House of the First Congregational Church of South Hadley, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 21, 1861.

Northampton: Printed by Trumbull & Gere, 1861. First edition. 8vo, original printed wrappers, 21 pages. Wrappers soiled; a very good copy. Item #13055

While Mead admits that there is not much about war to be relished, he does find reasons for thanksgiving--chief among them the likelihood of slavery's demise: "Slavery is at the root of this rebellion; and, if the rebellion is to be crushed at all, slavery must die with it." Small old violet stamp of an institution and small ink autograph accession number at the head of the front wrapper, otherwise no evident library marks.

Price: $50.00

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