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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

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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.