Defensive War in a Just Cause Sinless.; A Sermon Preached on the Day of the Continental Fast, at Tredyffryn, in Chester County [PA].
Philadelphia: Henry Miller, 1775.
27 pages. Slim 8vo, rebound in older brown half morocco, rubbed. Philadelphia: Henry Miller, 1775. Published by request First edition. Some foxing throughout but still a near fine copy of this exceedingly rare tract that refers to Guy Johnson's influencing the Mohawk Indians against the American cause.
In the fall of 1775, Jones, an army chaplain, preached his noted sermon to a group of Pennsylvania troops in which he took high ground for independence at a time when that word was used only cautiously. The sermon exerted considerable influence. General Howe offered a reward for his capture. Jones, a man noted for his missionary zeal, was the author of "A Journal of Two Visits made to Some Nations of the West Side of the River Ohio, in the Years 1772 and 1773." -- Sabin 36468; Adams 177; Evans 14133.
Condition: Near Fine