Hartford: Printed by Hudson and Goodwin, 1801. First edition. Original marbled wrappers, 8.63 x 5.5 inches, 20,  pages. Small ink or old water stain to the fore-edge of the wrappers and entire text block; approx. inch-wide tear to the front wrapper near the middle wrapper near the spine; some toning throughout; a very good copy. Item #19924
“Among the moderns, how have the nations of Europe revolutionized and in what torrents of blood, for several years past, have her pleasantest fields been deluged. . . . God raised a Washington to lead our armies on to victory and triumph. When Independence was gained, it became necessary to secure it by the adoption of a constitution of federal government. The remarkable unanimity of its adoption—the general agreement respecting its superior excellency, and the happiness of the people in having two of the best characters in succession at the helm of government, manifest a kind superintending providence.” An attractive Thanksgiving discourse. American Imprints 1270.