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Necessities of the war and the conditions of success in it, a sermon

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Title:
Necessities of the war and the conditions of success in it, a sermon
Description:
"A sermon preached in the Village Church, before the College and the united Congregations of the town of Amherst, Mass., on the National Fast Day, Thursday, September 26, 1861." Sermon preached by Rev. William A. Stearns, president of Amherst College. Two weeks after the disastrous Union defeat at the first Bull Run (July 21, 1861), Congress requested, and Lincoln proclaimed, a national Fast Day, "a day of public prayer, humiliation, and fasting, to be observed by the people of the United States with religious solemnities, and the offering of fervent supplications to Almighty God for the safety and welfare of these States, his blessings on their arms, and a speedy restoration of peace." This sermon was the big event in Amherst to commemorate the national fast day.
Creator:
Stearns, William A. (William Augustus), 1805-1876
Date:
1861
Format:
Documents
Location:
Jones Library, Amherst
Special Collections
Collection (local):
Jones Library, Amherst
Subjects:
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Sermons
Places:
United States
MassachusettsHampshire (county)Amherst
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Publisher:
Jones Library Special Collections
Notes:
Is part of the Amherst Imprints Collection, Jones Library Special Collections
Language:
English
Identifier:
Amherst Imprints 424