Boston: Edes & Gill, 1770. 69pp. Lacks half-title. Dbd. Some light toning and foxing. About very good. Item #WRCAM45599
Religious discourse on prayer by the pastor of the Congregational Church in Cambridge, given on the heels of the Boston Massacre. Appleton urges extreme prayer and dependence on God's omniscience, noting that "if God should leave us to ourselves, we shall be likely to commit some fatal mistakes in our public affairs; that whilst we are struggling for Liberty, we shall be in danger of fastning [sic] some chains of slavery upon us, and our posterity." He also notes that Divine Providence has "delivered us from some grievous impositions; and so turned the hearts of the British Parliament as to repeal the Stamp-Act; which had it taken place, and been continued among us, might have very much impoverished and inslaved these Colonies." Not in Adams. EVANS 11554. ESTC W29064.