Oration Delivered in Wallingford, on the 11th of March 1801, before the Republicans of the State of Connecticut, at their General Thanksgiving, for the Election of Thomas Jefferson to the Presidency and of Aaron Burr to the Vice Presidency of the United States of America
New Haven: 1801. 8vo. (8 7/8 x 4 11/16 inches). 111, pp.
Disbound. Ink stamp on titlepage.
A rare laudatory speech praising the recent election of Thomas Jefferson to the presidency.
The author is mainly concerned, even consumed, by the separation of church and state which he obviously expects from the Jefferson administration. He writes, "Church and State always contaminate each other, so far as their union extends. The clerical politician is an useless preacher; the political christian is a dangerous statesman. We feel daily the dreadful effects of this union." He then goes on to praise Republicanism as "the form of government, for the support of which you once pledged your lives, your fortunes and your sacred honor." A scarce book in the market.
Goodspeed 342:168; Midland Notes 34:27; OCLC 1596438; Sabin 5595; Shaw & Shoemaker 199.