PEMBERTON, Ebenezer (1705-1777)
A sermon preached in the audience of the Honourable His Majesty’s Council, and the Honourable House of Representatives, of the province of the Massachusetts-Bay in New-England, May 25th. 1757. Being the anniversary for the election of His Majesty’s Council for the province
Boston: John Draper, 1757. 8vo. -32pp. Without the half-title.
An election sermon in the midst of the French and Indian War, lamenting the actions and character of the French.
"... This is that tyrannical Power, that now surrounds the Continent of North America with his mercenary troops and employs barbarous Savages, to execute those inhuman cruelties, which is is asham'd publicly to authorize -- Already one of our Armies has been defeated -- One of our Forts taken -- Many of our Brethren carried into Captivity, and our Southern Provinces delug'd with Blood ..." Ebenezer Pemberton was a prominent Boston minister and fellow of Harvard College.
Evans 7991; Sabin 59609; ESTC W29347.