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Speech Of Mr. Severance, Of Maine, On The Right Of Petition, Luther Severeance Jan 1844

Speech Of Mr. Severance, Of Maine, On The Right Of Petition, Luther Severeance

Maine Bicentennial

Luther Severance (1797-1855) was a printer, politician, and diplomat. He established the Kennebec Journal in Augusta, Maine in 1825 and served in both the Maine House of Representatives and State Senate. A prominent member of the Whig party, he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives serving during the 28th and 29th sessions of Congress (March 4, 1843–March 3, 1847).

Rep. Luther Severance response to efforts Rep. Edward Black of Georgia and Rep. George C. Dromgoole of Virginia to amend the rules of the U.S. House of Representatives to prohibit discussion on the floor of any ...


A Discourse Delivered At Brunswick, Maine, April 6, 1820, The Day Of The Annual Fast In Maine And Massachusetts, Asa Cummings Apr 1820

A Discourse Delivered At Brunswick, Maine, April 6, 1820, The Day Of The Annual Fast In Maine And Massachusetts, Asa Cummings

Maine Bicentennial

Text of a sermon delivered by Reverend Asa Cummings on the state of Maine's first Day of Public Fasting, April 6, 1820 which includes references to the moral issue of slavery, which played a role in the establishment of Maine as a free state. Cummings (1790-1856) was a Congregationalist minister born in Andover, Massachusetts. He graduated from Andover Theological Seminary in 1820 and held the pastorate in Yarmouth, Maine from 1821 to 1825. He served as editor of the Christian Mirror newspaper following his retirement from the ministry.


A Sermon Delivered In Augusta, June 23, 1819: Before The Maine Missionary Society, At Their Twelfth Anniversary, Jonathan Cogswell, David Thurston, Ammi R. Mitchell, Kiah Bayley, Eliphalet Gillet Jun 1819

A Sermon Delivered In Augusta, June 23, 1819: Before The Maine Missionary Society, At Their Twelfth Anniversary, Jonathan Cogswell, David Thurston, Ammi R. Mitchell, Kiah Bayley, Eliphalet Gillet

Maine Bicentennial

The text of a sermon presented by Jonathan Cogswell to the Maine Missionary Society in Saco, Maine on June 23, 1819. The document includes extracts from the report of the Trustees of the Maine Missionary Society including the Treasurer's statement and list of donors and donation amounts. The pamphlet also lists the names of Maine Missionary Society members by town and the names of officers elected on June 23, 1819.


Causes Of An Unsuccessful Ministry: A Sermon, Preached At The Ordination Of The Rev. Samuel Johnson, Over The Church And Society In Alna, November 25, 1818, David Thurston Dec 1817

Causes Of An Unsuccessful Ministry: A Sermon, Preached At The Ordination Of The Rev. Samuel Johnson, Over The Church And Society In Alna, November 25, 1818, David Thurston

Maine Bicentennial

The text of David Thurston's 1818 sermon which includes an admonition for preachers to remember their place in the church, to adhere to "truth [as] the principal means of awakening sinners and of sanctifying saints," and to modify their preaching style "to the capacity of their hearers."


An Oration Delivered Before The Republicans Of Portland, July The Fourth 1817, Ashure Ware Dec 1816

An Oration Delivered Before The Republicans Of Portland, July The Fourth 1817, Ashure Ware

Maine Bicentennial

Fifty-three years before the Fourth of July was established as a national holiday by the United States Congress, Judge Ashur Ware expressed before a political gathering in Portland, Maine, that the holiday was "the only day marked in our callendar as a national festival, and this not by the authority of the government, but by the voluntary act of a free people..."

Ware states: "The minions of despotism, the pimps and parasites and panders of kings are always ready to decry liberty; and recent events in Europe have quickened the general feeling of hostility to every form of freedom into ...


Blessedness Of The Pious Dead: A Sermon Preached In Winthrop, At The Interment Of Mrs. Elizabeth Fillebrown, Consort Of The Hon. Thomas Fillebrown, Who Departed This Life October 23, 1817, Aged 46, Eliphalet Gillet Dec 1816

Blessedness Of The Pious Dead: A Sermon Preached In Winthrop, At The Interment Of Mrs. Elizabeth Fillebrown, Consort Of The Hon. Thomas Fillebrown, Who Departed This Life October 23, 1817, Aged 46, Eliphalet Gillet

Maine Bicentennial

Text of a sermon preached by Rev. Eliphalet Gillet at the interment of Elizabeth Cheever Fillebrown (Aug 1771-Oct 1817) at East Winthrop Cemetery in Winthrop, Maine, the central theme of which is, transformation. "Death to man is not the destruction of being, but a change in the mode and place of his existence." The sermon includes a brief profile of the deceased (p 15-16).


A Sermon On Infant Baptism, Preached At Winthrop, Nov. 4, 1804, At The Baptism Of The Rev. Mr. Belden's Child To Which Are Subjoined The Rev. Mr. Fisher's Hymn On Infant Dedication, And The Rev. Mr. Sewall's Poem On The Mode Of Baptism, Eliphalet Gillet Dec 1803

A Sermon On Infant Baptism, Preached At Winthrop, Nov. 4, 1804, At The Baptism Of The Rev. Mr. Belden's Child To Which Are Subjoined The Rev. Mr. Fisher's Hymn On Infant Dedication, And The Rev. Mr. Sewall's Poem On The Mode Of Baptism, Eliphalet Gillet

Maine Bicentennial

Rev. Eliphalet Gillet's expansive sermon expounding on the similarities and differences of Judaism and Christianity focusing predominantly on the quality of character and redemption.