Discourses on public occasions in America / by William Smith, D.D. Provost of the College and Academy of Philadelphia.
- Other records:
- Standardized Title:
- Discourses on several public occasions during the war in America
- The second edition.
- London : Printed for A. Millar, R. Griffiths, and D. Wilson ..., and G. Keith ..., MDCCLXII 
xvi, vi, -224, 31, , 39-160,  p. ; 21 cm. (8vo)
- d.n- g.7. 2.he otir (3) 1762 (R)
- University of Pennsylvania -- History.
United States -- History -- French and Indian War, 1755-1763.
New York (N.Y.) -- Learned institutions and societies.
- Place of Publication:
- England London.
- (from t.p.) I. Sundry discourses during the ravages of the French and Indians, preached with a view to the explaining the importance of the Protestant cause in the British colonies, and promoting a general zeal for their defence
II. A thanksgiving-discourse from Exod. XV. I. on the reduction of Louisbourg, and success of the campaign 1758
III. *A discourse in two parts, from Ps. ii. 8. concerning the conversion of the heathen-Americans, and final propagation of Christianity and the sciences to the ends of the earth ...
IV. *A discourse from I Kings, viii. 13, 27, 57, 60 at the opening of St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, Sept. 4th, 1761
V. Two funeral discourses.
(from t.p.) With an appendix, containing, I. *A letter to a clergyman on the frontiers of Pennsylvania, on Braddock's defeat, concerning the duty of Protestant ministers in times of public danger
II. An address to the Colonies, on opening the campaign, 1758
III. *A general idea of the College of Mirania, and the method of teaching religion and science therein, first published as a plan for a college in New-York, in the year 1753
IV. An account of the College and Academy of Philadelphia
V. A charge to the first graduates in the said College
VI. A philosophical meditation and address to the Supreme Being.
- Another "second edition" printed in London in 1762 with the imprint: London : Printed for A. Millar, D. Wilson, and T. Becket and P.A. DeHondt ..., and G. Keith ..., 1762.
First edition, 1759, has title: Discourses on several public occasions during the war in America. Preached chiefly with a view to the explaining the importance of the Protestant cause, in the British colonies; and the advancement of religion, patriotism and military virtue. Among which are a discourse on adversity; and also a discourse, On planting the sciences, and the propagation of Christianity, in the untutored parts of the earth. With an appendix ...
Signatures: A-P⁸ a-f⁸ g⁴ h-k⁸ l⁴ (l4 blank).
In some copies, leaf c2, containing part of the preface to A general idea of the College of Mirania, has been cancelled.
Pages , 160, and 210 (4th count) misnumbered 1i, ;60, and 110, respectively.
Dedicated to Thomas Penn and Richard Penn by the author.
"N.B. The discourses and essays that are marked with an asterisk, in the foregoing title page, and also one of the funeral discourses, were not in the first edition, and are to be had separately."--T.p. verso.
Errata on p. xvi.
Woocut head-pieces; factotum initials.
- Local notes:
- Culture Class Collection copy 1 inscribed by William Smith to Rev. Dr. Smith of St. Mary Hall, Oxford.
Culture Class Collection copy 1 does not have the cancelled leaf c2.
Culture Class Collection copy 1 wanting final blank.
Culture Class Collection copy 1 purchased for the Penn Library with the Tobias Wagner Library fund.
Culture Class Collection copy 1 left board and front free endpaper detached.
Culture Class Collection copy 2 contains a ms. list of "The names of the gentlemen, on whom degrees were conferr'd at that commencement, & to whom the charge was delivered ..." on the blank page  preceding Appendix no. III, "A charge delivered to the graduates at the first anniversary commencement in the College of Philadelphia." The list was written either by the author, William Smith, or by the owner of the book, John Morgan, who is one of the graduates listed.
Culture Class Collection copy 2 presented to the University of Pennsylvania Libraries by Robert Dechert on June 11, 1958 on the occasion of its 202nd annual commencement.
Culture Class Collection copy 2 has retained the cancelled leaf c2.
- Penn Provenance:
- Smith, William, 1727-1803 (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copies 1 & 2)
Smith, Rev. Dr. (inscription) (Culture Class Collection copy 1)
Morgan, John, 1735-1789 (autograph) (Culture Class Collection copy 2)
Dechert, Robert (autograph, 11 June, 1958) (donor) (Culture Class Collection copy 2)
Forrest, Edwin, Estate of (donor) (Forrest copy)
Hartley, Martin Pirt(?) (autograph) (Forrest copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Cited in:
- ESTC, T134245
- Tobias Wagner Library Fund.
Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
American Culture Class Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
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